See the films within DOC NYC Sonic Cinema Strand

For 2018, DOCNYC is curated in 21 sections, and one of those sections is our Sonic Cinema Strand.

If you are a fan of music then these are the documentary’s for you:

16 Bars 

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 10:15 PM | IFC Center 

NYC PREMIERE Grammy winner Todd Thomas—aka “Speech” of Arrested Development—leads a unique collaborative music workshop in a Virginia state penitentiary. In person: Samuel Bathrick, Todd “Speech” Thomas.

The 5 Browns: Digging Through the Darkness

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 10:45 AM SVA Theatre

NYC PREMIERE Siblings and Juilliard-trained piano virtuosos, the 5 Browns confront a disturbing secret and use music to recover from its impact on their family. In person: Ben Niles, The 5 Browns.

Echo in the Canyon  

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 9:15 PM SVA Theatre

NYC PREMIERE Musician Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowers explores the 1960s musicians who fostered folk rock tradition in the community of Laurel Canyon. In person: Andrew Slater, Jakob Dylan and other guests.

I Used to be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story  

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 7:45 PM Cinepolis Chelsea

NYC PREMIERE Profiling the ardent fans who find joy in their devotion of boy bands such as New Kids on the Block, N*Sync, One Direction and The Beatles.

It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story 

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 4:00 PM SVA Theatre

NYC PREMIERE Executive produced by Wim Wenders and featuring a swinging jazz soundtrack, this history of Blue Note Records profiles the company’s two Jewish German refugee founders. In person: Eric Friedler.

Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records 

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 9:15 PM SVA Theatre

US PREMIERE Set to great Jamaican music, a creative exploration of the pioneering 1960s label behind “Rudy, A Message to You,” “You Can Get if You Really Want” and more. In person: Nicolas Jack Davies.

The Show’s the Thing: The Legendary Promoters of Rock 

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 7:15 PM IFC Center 

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 9:30 PM Cinepolis Chelsea

WORLD PREMIERE This untold chapter of rock history reveals the influential live music promoters behind the rise of the Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, David Bowie and more. In person: Molly Bernstein, Philip Dolin, subjects.

Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 9:00 PM SVA Theatre

NYC PREMIERE This definitive bio, set to a soulful soundtrack, tells the story of Teddy Pendergrass, poised to be the biggest R&B artist ever—until tragedy struck. In person: Olivia Lichtenstein.

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