October 17, 2012
We recently added “Shut up and Play the Hits” to the DBRL collection. The film played at Ragtag in July and currently has a rating of 88% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
LCD frontman James Murphy, disbanding one of the most celebrated and influential groups of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensured that the band would go out on top with the biggest concert of its career. The concert instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza featured special appearances by Arcade Fire and Reggie Watts and moved the crowd of thousands to tears of joy and grief.
Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.
April 4, 2012
We recently added Thunder Soul to the DBRL collection. The film currently has a rating of 100% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
The inspiring, music-filled true story of high school band leader ‘Prof’ Johnson, who took a ragtag jazz band and transformed them into the legendary funk powerhouse that took the nation by storm. Now decades later, his students prepare to gather and celebrate the man who taught them about pride, honor and the power of a deep groove in this unforgettable true story.
Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info. We also recently got a Texas Thunder Soul CD collection for the library that includes two CDs and a DVD of extras.
November 28, 2011
We recently added Pearl Jam Twenty to the DBRL collection. The film was broadcast on PBS in October and currently has a rating of 94% from audiences at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
In honor of Pearl Jam’s twentieth anniversary, Academy Award-winning director and music journalist Cameron Crowe created a definitive portrait of the seminal band: part concert film, part intimate insider-hang, part testimonial to the power of music and uncompromising artists.
Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info. We also have the movie soundtrack, as well as a Pearl Jam Twenty book available for checkout.