Shot from 1987 through 1998 on super 8, 16mm and video, Instrument is composed mainly of footage of concerts, interviews with the band members, practices, tours and time spent in the studio recording their 1995 album, Red Medicine. The film also includes portraits of fans as well as interviews with them at various Fugazi shows around the United States throughout the years.
Under the gaze of a curious man, two hands move towards one another relentlessly. Mysterious dance or obsessive search? The sky knows the answer.
Connecting time and place through undiscovered empty space between hemispheres.
When U.S. B-24 bomber pilot Clair Cline is shot down and captured in northern Germany, one war ends and another begins -- to keep hope alive. Now behind Nazi barbed wire and oppression, Cline and his fellow POW's must find a way to bond together to not just survive but transcend their captivity. Inspired by true events.
A jazz bassist who surveys a beautiful girl at a gig decides to try to get her home. But the devil is getting into the game too.
His rough tactics in his native Auckland get Maori detective Tito Ihaka sent to Sydney while the scandal blows over. There he's teamed with urbane police media officer Kirsty Finn to review the unsolved murder of a supermodel. Their investigation lands them in political hot water, and when Ihaka's inquiries lead to a murder and further complaints, he thinks he's solved the case. But all he's done is create a ruthless and powerful enemy.
Hold on tight and let fun take flight, as Rocket transports you through a dazzling rainbow sky on amazing adventures! Journey to the breathtaking Arctic wilderness where a band of musical Instrument Fairies paints the sky with colorful, shimmering light. But now, the Fairies need your help! So before you can say, Up, periscope! Rocket transforms into a submarine and leads Quincy, Annie, June, Leo and YOU on a thrilling underwater quest. And there s more magic in store as you pat, clap, sing and dance your way to exciting adventures in faraway lands. Whether you re waltzing at a grand ball in Vienna or helping Rocket foil Big Jet s latest tricky plan, Flight Of The Instrument Fairies is fairytale-inspired fun that will light up your child s imagination!
A meditation on a Brooklyn family wrestling to navigate their path amidst the waning Bush years, rapid gentrification and financial upheaval. Walter Baker is an eccentric, multi-instrumentalist struggling to maintain balance between creating art alongside the daily trials of making ends meet in NY. Artistically and philosophically situated on the fringes of mainstream culture, Baker grasps to bear the roles of family man, business owner and aspiring composer. An unexpected Texas family gathering triggers deeper conflicts that find him grappling to reconcile fractured roots down South and ultimately at home.
A former guerrilla is reluctantly drawn into the vengeance scheme of one of his victims.
In New York City, Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters — half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces. After her mother disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of Shadowhunters and enters Downworld, an alternate realm filled with demons, vampires, and a host of other creatures. Clary and her companions must find and protect an ancient cup that holds the key to her mother's future.
Various animated depictions of movement, accompanied by different instrumental and ambient sound arrangements.
Distinguished musicians Ramkrishna Paul, Uday Dey and Partha Paul perform some of the most popular Indian songs of all time in this entertaining compilation of tunes. The instrumental collection -- featuring Ramkrishna on violin, Uday on flute and Partha on keyboards -- includes "Achey Dukho Achey Mrithyu," "Alcash Bhora Surja Tara," "Din Guli More Sonar Khancha" and "Ae ki Labanya Purno Pran," among others.
Created in the ancient mists of time by the Viking god Loki, four musical demons have left carnage and horror in their wake as they’ve travelled through the centuries, using the vibrations of music as a conduit across time and space. Now, as the harmonic horrors attempt to reunite and bring about the end of the world, can a cop, a hooker, and a warrior from the past defeat these evil spirits before the music stops… forever? A combination of paean and parody, the music-filled INSTRUMENTS OF EVIL pays homage to the low-budget exploitation (or “grindhouse”) films of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, while also poking fun at their notorious excesses and absurdities. Fans of low-budget, B-movie madness will find enjoyment here, but be warned: not only tunes get stuck in your head!
Instruments of Change is a surfing documentary that takes the legendary crew of Mark Occhilupo, Tom Curren and Gary Elkerton on a voyage through Indonesia's pristine coastline in search for perfection! Also along for the ride are the next generation of surfing's superstars Pat Curren , Kalani Ball and Keanu Asing. Together these surfers explore unchartered waters, and find awesome uncrowded waves.
An introduction to all the instruments in the contemporary symphony orchestra.
Throughout his career, the artist, filmmaker, and musician Tony Conrad designed instruments that made it impossible to adhere to traditional Western harmonic principles. The film takes us on a guided tour through an exhibition that brings together all of his low-budget, DIY, deceptively simple noise contraptions.
A mulitcultural musical potpourri, Barbra's fifth television spectacular is her most adventurous. Performing a startling array of new songs and classic hits, with genre-bending arrangements, Barbra Streisand... and Other Musical Instruments is a feast for the eyes and ears.
This video film showcases percussion instruments of Kerala with highlights on its manufacturing, style of playing, traditions attached and their role in the socio-cultural and religious life of Kerala
Lady Be Good reveals the lost stories of female jazz musicians from the early 1920s to the 1970s. Narrated by musician-composer Patrice Rushen, the film charts the influence of female players from the struggles and successes of early innovators (Sweet Emma Barrett, Lil Hardin-Armstrong), through the rise of the all-woman big bands (Ina Ray Hutton & Her Melodears, the Hollywood Redheads), to the female musicians that were instrumental players (Dorothy Donegan, Mary Osborne) and arrangers (Mary Lou Williams, Melba Liston) for more famous male band leaders, including Benny Goodman and Quincy Jones. Unfolding over nine parts, director Kay D. Ray's debut film weaves provocative and often humorous interviews with female musicians, big band leaders, jazz authors, and historians throughout a film stuffed end-to-end with archival photos, recordings, and performance footage to create a documentary that restores an essential part of our musical history.