Sound and Vision

Our hit series returns this summer with ten weeks of concert films, biographies, and documentaries. Tune in, turn on and get down!

YELLOW SUBMARINE is surfacing in theaters in July 2018 in celebration of its 50th anniversary. This 4k restoration on the big screen is a rare opportunity to fully submerge yourself in The Beatles’ timeless musical and visual delights.
Wed, 7/11
This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic.
Wed, 7/18
Mika Kaurismäki's documentary traces fifty years of Miriam Makeba's music and her performing life. Through rare archive footage of her performances and through interviews with her contemporaries we discover the remarkable journey of Miriam Makeba.
Wed, 7/25
A creative documentary portrait of Rubén Blades, one of the history's foremost Salsa singers, who wants to quit his singing career, and become the president of his country, Panama.
Wed, 8/1
This concert film features Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Ravi Shankar, Monty Python, and more paying tribute to George Harrison.
Wed, 8/8
HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS is a film about the world's first all-girl punk band. Contemporaries of The Clash & The Sex Pistols, The Slits were pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as "Punky Reggae."
Wed, 8/15
One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades. From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys.
Wed, 8/22
Betty Davis changed the landscape for female artists in America. She “…was the first…” as Miles Davis said. From an early age, Betty freed herself from social rules traditionally imposed on women and insisted on complete control of her image and recordings, and in the case of her turbulent marriage to Miles Davis, her personal life as well. Then, at the height of her fame in the early 1980s, she mysteriously disappeared from public life.
Wed, 8/29
An immersive view of the daily rituals of Lee Sexton, retired coal miner and revered banjo legend, and his wife Opal. Directors Vic Rawlings and Jeff Silva in person.
Wed, 9/5
A documentary that follows Hole drummer Patty Schemel as she struggles with fame and addiction. Patty Schemel in person!
Wed, 9/12