Music films hit distinct note at annual Tribeca Film Festival

By Chris MichaudNEW YORK Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:15am EDT1 involving 3. Robert De Niro waves upon arriving for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival opening night screening regarding 'Time is Illmatic' in new York April 16, 2014.Credit: Reuters/Shannon StapletonNEW YORK (Reuters) - music as well as movies played together even just before audio revolutionized film in the course of its infancy, and thus it is at the Tribeca Film Festival where the documentary lineup will be heavy about musical subjects, through hip hop star Nas to end up being able to shock rocker Alice Cooper.From the actual events of silent films, frequently accompanied through reside keyboards, to become able to lavish mid-century MGM musicals, songs features held a new spotlight all through cinema history.And while documentaries have traditionally comprised just as much as 50 % of Tribeca's scores of offerings, films about musicians Bjork, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir, James Brown among others get lent this year's festival a new decidedly tuneful air."We in absolutely no way plan to a agenda," said Tribeca's director of programming, Genna Terranova. "These developments sort of reveal themselves, and in addition this yr which trend definitely seems to become music."Several of the songs activity documentaries will be augmented through stay performances from the artists profiled within the films."It brings a great energy towards the festival," Terranova said, adding it offers new things and distinct for that audience.Highlighting music's starring role this coming year can be "Time Will Be Illmatic," a new examine your early life as well as music profession associated with American hip-hop artist Nas and the making with the groundbreaking album "Illmatic" within 1994.The rapper proclaimed "Thank you, Tribeca" because he took towards the Beacon Theater stage on Wednesday to find a post-screening concert, joined through Alicia Keys as well as kicking off along with "N.Y. State regarding Mind" just before executing the others regarding "Illmatic."Terranova said the particular reside performances could serve being an entry point specifically for younger audiences in order to encounter a documentary for that initial time."The slate regarding films encompasses a wide array of each musical and filmmaking styles, which Terranova stated has been intentional.MUSICAL GREATSAt the far remove in the realm of hip hop, "The Some Other One: Your Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir" chronicles the journey with the rhythm guitarist for Your Grateful Dead, among the most enduring teams of most moment whose devoted fans are usually legion.Weir, 66, will speak and perform in the April 23 premiere.A slate associated with top musicians will even consider to the stage right after "Keep on Keepin' On," concerning the relationship between trumpeting legend Clark Terry, any mentor to end up being able to stars for example Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, and also 23-year-old blind piano player Justin Kauflin.Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Roy Hargrove and also Kauflin will perform after the April 19 screening.Icelandic singer along with actress Bjork is not slated to end up being able to sing but she will appear at the April 26 screening regarding "Bjrk: Biophilia Live," which usually chronicles the concert centered on her eighth studio album.Featuring Bjrk live in performance, punctuated by animation coming from apps created by best designers mixed using science and nature discovered footage, the actual film explores your relationships between musical structures and also natural phenomena.The premiere involving Canadian documentary "Super Duper Alice Cooper" in addition boasts an physical appearance simply by its subject, your preacher's son that morphed right straight into a 1970s tough rocker whose gory, theatrical performances forged his identity as a glam metal icon.The film tells the tale with the man behind your makeup, "peeling again the actual layers of your fascinating guy," Terranova said.In various other offerings, Mike Myers tends for you to make his directorial debut together with "Supermensch: the Legend associated with Shep Gordon," concerning the legendary The demonstrate biz industry talent manager, whilst any still-untitled James Brown documentary becoming made with just about all the cooperation involving Brown's estate will be screened on the festival's closing day.The Tribeca Film Festival runs by means of April 27.(Editing through Eric Walsh)Link thisShare thisDigg thisEmailPrintReprints