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Accordions Rising
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directed by Roberta Cantow (San Diego, CA: Buffalo Rose Productions, 2015), 1 hour 14 mins
Accordions Rising offers entertaining, conversational style interviews, anecdotal commentary and both formal and informal music performances from celebrated accordionists, composers and bands working in America today. These musicians make up the colorful and thoughtful cast of characters who drive the story by tra...
directed by Roberta Cantow (San Diego, CA: Buffalo Rose Productions, 2015), 1 hour 14 mins
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End of an Old Song
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directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1972), 27 mins,
Source: www.berkeleymedia.com
Filmed in the mountains of North Carolina, this acclaimed documentary revisits the region where English folklorist Cecil Sharp collected British ballads in the early 1900s. The film contrasts the nature of the ballad singers with the presence of the juke box: although the lyrical tradition has changed, the singing...
directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1972), 27 mins,
Source: www.berkeleymedia.com
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Fifty Miles from Times Square
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directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1972), 47 mins,
Source: www.berkeleymedia.com
A colorful portrait of life in Putnam County, New York, with its old-time fiddlers, farmers, commuters, and hippies, where an earlier, more traditional, relaxed style of life continues. This now-classic documentary will generate discussion in a range of classes in American studies, cultural anthropology, sociology...
directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1972), 47 mins,
Source: www.berkeleymedia.com
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Sara and Maybelle: of the Original Carter Family
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directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1981), 10 mins
A rare filmed performance of two members of the original Carter family, whose recordings helped found the country music industry. Here Sara and Maybelle demonstrate their famous guitar picking and harmony singing on "Sweet Fern" and "Solid Gone."This unique performance documentary was produced by renowned filmmake...
directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1981), 10 mins
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Sound City
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directed by Dave Grohl, 1969-; produced by John Ramsay, fl. 1998, James A. Rota, fl. 2007 and Dave Grohl, 1969-, Roswell Films, Therapy Content and Diamond Docs (El Segundo, CA: Gravitas Ventures, 2013), 1 hour 48 mins

Deep in the San Fernando Valley, behind the train tracks and amidst dilapidated warehouses, was rock n' roll's best kept secret. Sound City, America's greatest unsung recording studio, housed a legendary, one-of-a-kind recording console, and became the birth place to the seminal albums that defined 20th century mu...

directed by Dave Grohl, 1969-; produced by John Ramsay, fl. 1998, James A. Rota, fl. 2007 and Dave Grohl, 1969-, Roswell Films, Therapy Content and Diamond Docs (El Segundo, CA: Gravitas Ventures, 2013), 1 hour 48 mins
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Country: Portraits of an American Sound
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directed by Steven Kochones, 1966-; produced by Joe Russo, fl. 1995, Steven Kochones, 1966-, Janel Tamares, fl. 2008 and Erika Smith, fl. 2007, Annenberg Space for Photography Films and Arclight Productions (El Segundo, CA: Gravitas Ventures, 2015), 1 hour 28 mins
A visual odyssey through the history of country music as told by legendary artists and the elite photographers who captured the evolving image of the country singer, from rhinestone cowboy to pot-smoking outlaw to stadium-filling megastar.
directed by Steven Kochones, 1966-; produced by Joe Russo, fl. 1995, Steven Kochones, 1966-, Janel Tamares, fl. 2008 and Erika Smith, fl. 2007, Annenberg Space for Photography Films and Arclight Productions (El Segundo, CA: Gravitas Ventures, 2015), 1 hour 28 mins
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Post Industrial Fiddle
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directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1982), 23 mins
This deceptively simple but profound film explores the importance of music-making in the life of a pulp mill worker in rural Maine. His 'Down East' fiddling style is homemade music, influenced largely by local traditions.The film suggests that music is important as an individual creative act, as one piece of a com...
directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1982), 23 mins
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Wizard of the Strings
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directed by Peter Friedman, fl. 1992; produced by Alan Edelstein, fl. 2012-2015; performed by Roy Smeck (United States: Privately Published, 1985), 27 mins
Roy Smeck, born in 1900, became one of the first self-made stringed instrument virtuosos, playing the vaudeville circuit in his early days. In 1926 he appeared in the first sound films ever made, Warner Bros./Vitaphone (the first music video!). That made an instant celebrity out of Roy and was just the beginning o...
directed by Peter Friedman, fl. 1992; produced by Alan Edelstein, fl. 2012-2015; performed by Roy Smeck (United States: Privately Published, 1985), 27 mins
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Bill Evans: Time Remembered
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directed by Bruce Spiegel, fl. 1989-2015; produced by Bruce Spiegel, fl. 1989-2015 (Privately Published, 2015), 1 hour 25 mins
Bill Evans: Time Remembered is a 90-minute documentary film, produced by Bruce Spiegel, which tells the story of Bill Evans' turbulent life and his contribution to jazz music. The film was self-funded by the producer who traveled and interviewed approximately 40 people over a 7 year period of time. Several well-r...
directed by Bruce Spiegel, fl. 1989-2015; produced by Bruce Spiegel, fl. 1989-2015 (Privately Published, 2015), 1 hour 25 mins
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Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death by Audio
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directed by Matthew Conboy, fl. 2014; produced by Amanda Schultz, fl. 2014, Dishwasher Safe Films and Plus Productions (El Segundo, CA: Gravitas Ventures, 2016), 1 hour 23 mins
A documentary chronicling the origin and demise of underground music venue Death By Audio. Through interviews, vérité footage and performances, viewers are given a peek inside the last days of one of the best venues in New York City.
directed by Matthew Conboy, fl. 2014; produced by Amanda Schultz, fl. 2014, Dishwasher Safe Films and Plus Productions (El Segundo, CA: Gravitas Ventures, 2016), 1 hour 23 mins
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