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  • American Folk (PG)

    Two folk musicians decide to drive cross-country back to New York after their plane is grounded following the September 11 attacks. more...
  • Any Way the Wind Blows

    Yûichirô Sakashita directed this 2016 Japanese comedy about a small-time musical ensemble that is mistakenly invited to perform at an island town and must pretend to be the well-known orchestra everyone expects. more...
  • Audition

    An early Czech feature (1964) by Milos Forman comprised of two separate music-related episodes: one about two rival orchestras and the other about a singing competition. more...
  • Begin Again
  • Begin Again (R)

    John Carney's cult favorite Once (2006) took a thin love story and filled it out with magical scenes of musical improvisation and discovery; this follow-up works the same way, its soft-rock bonhomie prevailing over a story that often registers as trite or naive. more...
  • Benjamin Smoke

    Jem Cohen and Peter Sillen's 2000 documentary pays tribute to Robert Dickerson—better known as vocalist Benjamin Smoke of the offbeat Atlanta band Smoke—who died of AIDS shortly after the film was shot. more...
  • The Blank Generation

    New wave's answer to The T.A.M.I. Show, with Patti Smith, Talking Heads, the Ramones, Richard Hell, Television, Blondie, Tuff Darts, Wayne County, and the Miamis. more...
  • Blaze
  • Blaze (R)

    Ethan Hawke’s considerable gifts as an actor—sensitivity, imagination, empathy—are all evident in this directorial effort, an ambitious, nonchronological biopic of little-known country singer Blaze Foley. more...
  • Blues Films

    Three rare shorts on American blues: Samuel Charters's The Blues (1973, 20 min.), Bill Ferris's Give My Poor Heart Ease: Mississippi Delta Bluesmen (1975, 21 min.), and Sparky Greene's American Shoeshine (1976, 29 min.). more...