BETTY – THEY SAY I’M DIFFERENT
Uk, France 2017 54'
Directed by: Philip Cox
Betty Davis changed the scene of women’s music, said her ex-husband, Miles Davis. The controversial, pioneering queen of funk – almost a Madonna before Madonna, or Prince before Prince – succeeded in the early seventies with a bang, thanks to her boldness and irreverence, becoming an icon of music and fashion before mysteriously bowing out – and staying away for thirty-five years.
BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES
Switzerland, Usa 2018 85'
Directed by: Sophie Huber
A revelatory, thrilling and emotional journey behind the scenes of Blue Note Records. Since 1939, Blue Note has been inspiring generations of musicians in search of individual expression. Through current recording sessions, rare archive material and in talks with Blue Note stars such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Ambrose Akinmusire, the film tells of the dawn of jazz to Hip Hop.
QUEEN + BEJART: BALLET FOR LIFE
Uk 2018 60'
Directed by: Lynne Wake
The extraordinary collaboration of Queen and visionary choreographer Maurice Béjart led to create a dance show accompanied by the music of Queen and Mozart. Using backstage videos of the Paris premiere of “Ballet for Life” and clips of never-seen interviews with Maurice Béjart, this documentary pays homage to a generation of artists who died from AIDS in the early nineties, including Freddie Mercury and the dancer Jorge Donn.
QUEEN: ROCK THE WORLD
Uk 2017 60'
Directed by: Christopher Bird
A backstage of the revolutionary tour of Queen in the U.S. in 1977. BBC reporter Bob Harris was given exclusive access to the tour, which allowed him to capture private moments of the band in a significant phase of their career. However, the film was never completed. Now it has been accurately restored and revisited, offering an extensive portrayal of one of the greatest bands of all time.
USA 2018 97'
Directed by: Matt Tyrnauer
Studio 54 in New York was the epicenter of 70s hedonism--a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolize an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two friends from Brooklyn, seemed to come out of nowhere to suddenly preside over a new kind of New York society. Now, 39 years after the velvet rope was first slung across the club’s hallowed threshold, a feature documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.