FROST/NIXON
2008, Universal, 122 min, USA/UK/France, Dir: Ron Howard

Based on actual interviews conducted three years after the Watergate scandal, FROST/NIXON sets up an intense battle of the minds between the former U.S. president (Frank Langella) and British journalist David Frost (Michael Sheen). Costarring Sam Rockwell, Kevin Bacon and Rebecca Hall and garnering five Oscar nominations (including Best Picture and Best Director), the film is one of Howard’s most profound dramatic achievements. “The result is involving, engrossing cinema … filmmaking of a type rarely seen anymore and sorely missed.” Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times.


LISZTOMANIA
1975, Warner Bros., 103 min, UK, Dir: Ken Russell

Director Ken Russell is at his outrageous, surreal best in this biopic of Franz Liszt (played by The Who’s Roger Daltrey), an aural, visual and sexual feast for all the senses. Thrill to the progressive-rock score by Rick Wakeman (of Yes), which somehow incorporates rock, Liszt and Wagner in all their majesty. Pop-culture references abound as Russell equates Liszt with the music superstars of the day - and don’t miss the giant penises!


SLAVE TO THE GRIND
2018, Death by Digital, 100 min, Dir: Doug Robert Brown

Grindcore is the world’s fastest, most intense music. Fusing the anarchistic and leftist attitudes of the U.K. punk scene with the speed and drunken aggression of American death metal, grindcore continues to challenge (and often offend) listeners. Featuring interviews with members of Napalm Death, Repulsion, Carcass, Terrorizer, Brutal Truth, Unholy Grave, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Municipal Waste and more, SLAVE TO THE GRIND is a whirlwind tour of the music’s evolution and the bands united by the principle of “play fast or die.”


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