NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 17 about Bruce Springsteen's new concert film "Western Stars," The Associated Press reported erroneously that Bruce Springsteen's band was the E-Street Band. It is...
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen surprised moviegoers by introducing his new concert film in his New Jersey hometown.
The Asbury Park Press reports Springsteen introduced two showings...
After many dangers, toils and snares, the long-lost Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" has finally seen the light, and good Lord is it good.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" will open this year's Roger Ebert film festival in Champaign-Urbana.
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 46 years after it was shot, the Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" will finally be released, ending one of the most tortured and long-running sagas in documentary film.
The point of paying for a baby sitter, fighting traffic and paying huge ticket prices to go see your favorite music act in the flesh is to see them working hard — to see them sweat. But you'll never catch even a bead of perspiration in the new Barbra Streisand concert film.
An icy Babs efficiently runs through various hits in her vast catalog without a hint of strain or unscripted patter in the tedious "Barbra: The Music... The Mem'ries... The Magic!" on Netflix.
NEW YORK (AP) — To many fans of Pearl Jam, the band's two-concert stand last summer at Wrigley Field in Chicago was epic. What happened a few months later at that hallowed venue was also pretty epic to baseball fans. Filmmaker Danny Clinch combined them.
In the new documentary "Let's Play Two," the concerts become the soundtrack for the Chicago Cubs ending their 108-year World Series drought, the worlds of rock and sports tied together by band frontman Eddie Vedder, a lifelong Cubs fan.
NEW YORK (AP) — A rare Prince music film, "Sign O' the Times," will air on Showtime beginning Sept. 16.
Directed by Prince himself, the film was created as an in-theater companion to his 1987 double album of the same name. The movie features performances and other scenes shot mostly at his Minneapolis studio complex, Paisley Park, with some tour footage from concerts in the Netherlands and Belgium.
NEW YORK (AP) — Through Jonathan Demme's freewheeling filmmaking life sounded a steady rock 'n' roll beat.
Music was his first love and his first credit. Long before he was an Oscar-winning director, he was music coordinator for a little-seen 1970 thriller called "Sudden Terror."
In 2015, former Talking Heads front man David Byrne staged an unconventional show in which he paired up 10 contemporary musicians and performers with color guard teams — those baton and saber twirling staples of small town parades and high school football games. The musicians, including the likes of St. Vincent, Lucius, Ad-Rock, Zola Jesus and Nelly Furtado, composed original songs that the color guard teams then used to choreograph a corresponding routine. The unique spectacle, which took place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, is chronicled with experimental verve in the documentary "Contemporary Color ," from filmmaking brothers Bill and Turner Ross.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Ben Affleck thriller "The Accountant" tallied up a healthy launch at the box office, earning $24.7 million in its first days in theaters, pushing last weekend's winner "The Girl on the Train" to second place with $12.2 million.
The stand-up concert film "Kevin Hart: What Now?" dropped to third place in its debut after initial estimates placed it ahead of "The Girl on the Train" on Sunday. Hart's film took in $11.8 million.
TORONTO (AP) — Justin Timberlake's desire to make a concert film could be traced directly back to when he saw Jonathan Demme's iconic 1984 Talking Heads concert film "Stop Making Sense."
"There's just no other concert film like it," Timberlake said in a recent interview. "It changed the way I saw concerts from then on out."
TORONTO (AP) — Jonathan Demme is still infatuated with the concert film.
The director of "Stop Making Sense," the landmark 1984 Talking Heads concert film, numerous Neil Young documentaries (including "Neil Young: Heart of Gold") and a Robyn Hitchcock capsule ("Storefront Hitchcock"), Demme has long been training his cameras on stages to capture the visceral thrill of music in action.