If you're a fan of music films, you're going to be a very happy camper in the coming months. Although the black metal documentary Until the Light Takes Us screened a few weeks ago, the coming months feature a little something for everyone.
*Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love, March 5-7 at 7:30 p.m., Webster Film Series. As I described the film when it played at SLIFF: "What happens when Senegalese musician, who has collaborated with artists such as Peter Gabriel, creates an album Egypt, which celebrates his Islam faith -- and spurred controversy."
*Neil Young Trunk Show, April 2-4, 7:30 p.m., WFS The Jonathan Demme documentary uses Super 8 and handheld DVs to spotlight Young's "hard-rocking side" (yesss!), says the Webster Film Series' description. Judging from the trailer, this was filmed on the same tour that hit the Fabulous Fox -- which should make this film a must-see.
*Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (Schlafly Bottleworks), April 7. David Bowie at his most alien/androgynous best, as documented in this classic glam-rock concert flick.
*Taqwacore: The Birth of Islamic Punk, April 10 & 11, 7:30 p.m., WFS. Frustrated with the rigidity of his Islam religion, Michael Knight wrote a doctrine called the Taqwacores. This paper that became reality when Muslim-punk bands started forming. This documentary follows Knight and the groups within this community.
*Mighty Uke, April 16-18, 7:30 p.m., WFS A documentary exploring the resurgence of the tiny string instrument.
*Gogol Bordello Non Stop, April 23-25, 7:30 p.m., WFS A documentary profiling the insane gypsy-punk act and its gregarious singer Eugene Hutz. Expect nothing short of chaotic insanity.
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