THE MUSIC LOVERS
1970, MGM Repertory, 123 min, UK, Dir: Ken Russell

Ken Russell applies his typically outrageous and original sensibility to the story of Tchaikovsky (Richard Chamberlain) and the woman (Glenda Jackson) he marries and abandons. Eschewing the usual biopic conventions, Russell follows the life of the great composer through expressionistic flashbacks, nightmares and fantasy sequences.


THE DOORS MR. MOJO RISIN': THE MAKING OF L.A. WOMAN
2011, Eagle Rock Entertainment, 94 min, USA,

Featuring all-new interviews with the three surviving members of the Doors, Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger and John Densmore, plus contributions from Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, Doors manager Bill Siddons and music producer Bruce Botnick, this timely documentary - released in 2011 for both the anniversaries of Jim Morrison's death and the band's final album with Morrison - chronicles the making, recording and band-member dynamic during the production of L.A. Woman. Includes archival footage of the Doors performing both live and in the studio, classic photographs and new musical demonstrations from the band.


BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB
1999, Lionsgate, 105 min, Germany, Dir: Wim Wenders

Nearly a decade ago, director Wim Wenders and American guitarist Ry Cooder assembled the legendary old-guard of Havana's musicians, some in their nineties, for a series of recording sessions and concerts that Wenders filmed for the documentary that has become legendary in its own right. Many of those musicians have now passed on, making this document of their ageless energy and timeless legacy all the more vital. Performances include: Ibrahim Ferrer ("the Cuban Nat King Cole"), Compay Segundo, Ruben Gonzalez, Eliades Ochoa and Omara Portuondo.


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