Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation”
A Christmas gift of a cheap guitar plus the influence of David Bowie combined to set Joan Jett on her path. A very cool documentary fills in the blanks of her unlikely journey.
David Byrne’s “American Utopia” – The Movie
David Byrne’s recent Broadway show was a big hit. Now the filmed version by Spike Lee allows us experience this joyful event from home.
“Sound for The Future”: The World’s Youngest Punk Band
The Hippies formed in the late 70s, billed as Britain’s youngest punk band. A new documentary explores their very weird story.
“Beastie Boys Story”: Fighting for The Right To Be Themselves
The Beastie Boys were one of the unlikelier acts of the 80s. Their rise is documented in Spike Jonze’s new documentary, “Beastie Boys Story.”
Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things
There was a time when some booed Ella Fitzgerald (can you believe it?). A recent documentary looks at her extraordinary life and career.