2017 DOC NYC in Focus: Sonic Cinema

DAVID BOWIE: THE LAST FIVE YEARS


DOC NYC‘s ever-popular music doc section is in today’s spotlight:

Sonic Cinema

THE BEATLES, HIPPIES AND HELLS ANGELS: INSIDE THE CRAZY WORLD OF APPLE

THE BEATLES, HIPPIES AND HELLS ANGELS: INSIDE THE CRAZY WORLD OF APPLE
Director: Ben Lewis
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

An entertaining look behind the scenes at Apple Corps, which The Beatles hoped would allow them to spread their countercultural message throughout the world.

BILL FRISELL, A PORTRAIT

BILL FRISELL, A PORTRAIT
Director: Emma Franz
NYC PREMIERE

A warm profile of Bill Frisell, a widely inventive guitarist who crosses musical boundaries, featuring Bonnie Raitt, Hal Willner, Paul Simon, Nels Cline, and more.

DAVID BOWIE: THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Director: Francis Whately
US PREMIERE

An intimate look at the remarkably creative final years of David Bowie, through the production of his final two albums, and the stage musical, Lazarus.

THE GODFATHERS OF HARDCORE

THE GODFATHERS OF HARDCORE
Director: Ian McFarland
WORLD PREMIERE

For over 35 years and still going strong, Agnostic Front’s Vinnie Stigma and Roger Miret have been synonymous with the New York punk scene.

HELLO HELLO HELLO : LEE RANALDO : ELECTRIC TRIM

HELLO HELLO HELLO : LEE RANALDO : ELECTRIC TRIM
Director: Fred Riedel
NYC PREMIERE

Legendary Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo embarks on the recording of a new experimental concept album with a little help from some friends.

ITZHAK

ITZHAK
Director: Alison Chernick
NYC PREMIERE

Widely considered the greatest living violinist, Itzhak Perlman takes us on a journey through his music and life.

STREETLIGHT HARMONIES

STREETLIGHT HARMONIES
Director: Brent Wilson
WORLD PREMIERE

A who’s who of musicians trace the evolution of doo wop in the 1950s, from street corners to radio stations all across America.

More Info:
For full descriptions, a list of expected special guests, screening details, and to purchase tickets, click on the individual titles above, and follow links for ticketing, where still available. Or consider purchasing one of DOC NYC’s several Pass options for access to a variety of programming.

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