20 Feet From Stardom

What would a pop song be without the riffs, refrains, and harmonies of its backup vocalists? Although these singers are usually relegated to the margins, and few, if any, become household names, their work has defined countless songs that remain in our hearts and collective consciousness. Twenty Feet from Stardom juxtaposes interviews with industry legends (Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler, and others) and the relative unknowns who support them like Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, and Judith Hill as they illuminate the art of melding their own distinct voices with lead vocals and reveal their desires for careers as solo artists.
[Synopsis courtesy of Sundance]

Cant Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police

This is the ultimate documentary about the iconic rock band the Police. Against all odds, they conquer the world in the 70s and 80s with their innovative music. We follow guitarist Andy Summers during his triumph with the Police, which he admits being started at the Dutch Pinkpop Festival. We also see the inevitable demise and the remarkable resurrection of the band at the beginning of the 21st century.

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Nominated for 4 Oscars in 1989 and directed by Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam (The Fisher King), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen stars John Neville, Eric Idle and Uma Thurman. Neville is the eccentric Munchausen, an aristocrat who relies on the power of his imagination – and a crackpot band of henchmen – to defend their city from plunder. Idle plays the loyal Berthold, the world’s fastest man who runs all the way to Spain and back in under an hour to save the Baron’s neck, and who hilariously outruns a speeding bullet! When Munchausen’s not collaborating with his screwball associates, he can be found walking on air – literally – with the lusciously beautiful Venus (Thurman). Filmed by Oscar nominee cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno, with stunning special effects!