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AFI DOCS 2021: Music Films

We know how much everyone loves music documentaries and the AFI DOCS film festival has brought you some of the best of the year. Kick back and enjoy the remarkable stories of your favorite artists, their iconic albums and some of their monumental performances. Whether your musical tastes favor rock, soul or opera, we have them all here, ready for your viewing – and listening – pleasure!

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

Filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa revisits the Palais Garnier of the 1950s and 1960s, reviving the era when kings and queens, celebrities and heads of state ascended the stairs to worship the art of opera. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA is part of Shorts Program #1. BUY TICKETS

TOM PETTY, SOMEWHERE YOU FEEL FREE

Newly discovered archival 16mm footage is weaved with intimate interviews to create a love letter to Tom Petty’s touchstone album “Wildflowers” and an artist’s story of his struggle to feel free. Following the screening, watch a special conversation with director Mary Wharton and editor Mari Keiko Gonzalez moderated by AFI Festivals Director of Programming Sarah Harris. BUY TICKETS

THE STORY WON’T DIE

In their homeland of Syria, artists are routinely tortured, kidnapped, imprisoned and killed. While in exile in Europe, their talents speak truth to power, help them heal and find joy. Following the screening, watch a special conversation with director David Henry Gerson, producer Odessa Rae and subjects Bahila Hijazi and Medhat Aldaabal moderated by President of the African American Film Critics Association Gil Robertson. BUY TICKETS

SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED)

In 1969, the same summer as Woodstock, another epic music festival — celebrating American music and African American history — took place in Harlem, New York. Following the screening, watch a special conversation with director Ahmir Thompson/Questlove moderated by Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Curator Dwandalyn Reece. BUY TICKETS

WATCH THE SOUND WITH MARK RONSON

Morgan Neville (102 “Sampling), Mark Monroe (105 “Drum Machines”) Hosted by renowned DJ and award-winning artist and producer Mark Ronson, this docuseries explores sound creation and the revolutionary technology shaping modern music. Following the screening, watch a special conversation with executive producers Mark Ronson and Morgan Neville moderated by AFI Festivals Director of Programming Sarah Harris. BUY TICKETS

 

 

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