Sounds on Screen

A celebration of the way films about music and musicians make for some of the most compelling cinema created.

Born to Be Blue

Ethan Hawke is superb in this radical Chet Baker biopic, which uses fact and fiction to reimagine the life of the legendary jazz trumpeter, his addictions, and unlikely comeback.

Contemporary Color

David Byrne celebrates the unlikely art of color guard with music from St. Vincent, Nelly Furtado, and Devonté Hynes, in this Tribeca Film Festival award-winner.

I Saw the Light

Tom Hiddleston (also starring in High-Rise, SFF 2016) is in terrific form as singer-songwriter Hank Williams – the first superstar of country music – in this good-lookin' biopic.

Janis: Little Girl Blue

Uncompromising rocker Janis Joplin, as you've never known her before: an eye-opening documentary featuring unseen footage, private letters and interviews with band members.

The Man From Mo'Wax

The highs and lows of a teenage DJ prodigy turned Mo'Wax label owner are laid bare in this warts-and-all portrait of tastemaker and UNKLE founder James Lavelle.

Miss Sharon Jones!

The life and music of R&B queen Sharon Jones: a heartfelt documentary, directed by two-time Oscar winner for Best Documentary Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA; American Dream).