At a moment when crowdfunding seems like it will be the future of the industry, “Never Get Tired” takes as its focus the world's first donation-based band, Bomb the Music Industry! and its big-hearted, neurotic, and loudmouthed mastermind, Jeff Rosenstock. Years before Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails offered free downloads of their new releases, Rosenstock founded a DIY platform for himself and others with just a guitar and his computer. Fans around the world cling to Jeff as the only true punk icon of the internet age, but as Jeff rounds out a decade with Bomb the Music Industry! he begins to outgrow the chaos and search for a way to secure his future while still staying true to his ideals. (Synopsis provided by filmmaker.)
The landmark documentary about the tragically ill-fated Rolling Stones free concert at Altamont Speedway on December 6, 1969. Only four months earlier, Woodstock defined the Love Generation; now it lay in ruins on a desolate racetrack six miles outside of San Francisco.
In 1990, Albert Maysles accompanied cellist and National Symphony Orchestra conductor Mstislav Rostropovich and his wife Galina Vishnevskaya to their native Russia, their first trip in the course of a long exile. Soldiers of Music chronicles this historic reunion, as the couple is treated to a passionate, poignant homecoming. The film won an Emmy in 1991.
Laurie Anderson's eclectic career spans music, drawing, storytelling, performance, and more. She had a surprise hit with her 1981 song "O Superman," was NASA's first artist in residence, and toured internationally with her political performance-art piece Homeland. Her new feature film, “Heart of a Dog,” combines her multiple talents in a personal film essay.
In 1991, a band with the unlikely name of Manic Street Preachers came on to the British music scene proclaiming ambitions to make one album, sell 16 million copies of it, and then split up. A quarter century, multiple hit records and one missing member later, they are still here.