1000 Songs

Doc Shorts: Making Music

An anthology of films about the lives of musicians.

123 minutes 8 Films
Available Nov. 5-22
Available in the U.S.

 

Doc Shorts Programming sponsored by Barry & Jackie Albrecht and Pat Scallet

 

1000 Songs

1000 Songs

Directed by
Marin Sander-Holzman
2019
10 minutes
English
Ricky Rose, 83-year-old journeyman musician and R&B singer from Brooklyn, has been making music for 70 years, and despite a lack of "big time" success, his passion for playing live has never dimmed.
Birthday Song: Lewis Capaldi

Birthday Song: Lewis Capaldi

Directed by
Kevin Batchelor
2020
23 minutes
English
Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi shares his artistic process as he transforms his "birthday song" — the Chemical Brothers and Noel Gallagher's "Setting Sun," which was No. 1 on the U.K. charts when he was born — into a work uniquely his own.
Jesse

Jesse

Directed by
Anthony Janssen
2019
5 minutes
English
The story behind trumpeter Jesse McGuire's performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the post-9/11 World Series' Game 7 in 2001.
Junior

Junior

Directed by
A.J. Wilhelm
2020
11 minutes
Haitian
Acclaimed Haitian musician Jerome "Junior" Simeon struggles to keep the beat of his passion alive.
Kim I Am

Kim I Am

Directed by
Ben Proudfoot
2019
14 minutes
English
Kim Hill was a rising singer when she met a young rapper named will.i.am, but she quit the Black Eyed Peas just before they became famous.
King Lajoie

King Lajoie

Directed by
Joannie Lafrenière
2019
26 minutes
French
A deep dive into the kitsch universe of an Elvis Presley impersonator who has been shaping his life around his idol for more than 40 years.
The Other Fab Four

The Other Fab Four

Directed by
Ben Proudfoot
2019
16 minutes
English
In the mid-1960s, four teenagers from Liverpool were changing the face of pop music. Their names were Mary, Sylvia, Pam, and Val — the Liverbirds!
Yves & Variation

Yves & Variation

Directed by
Lydia Cornett
2019
15 minutes
English
Concierge Yves Deshommes practices his violin behind the front desk of a Manhattan office building on a daily basis, but during the hours outside his shift, his life proves equal parts intrepid and inspiring.