Where the Drum Is Beating

In Haiti, there is one band that has seen it all: Septentrional. For six decades this 20 piece band has been making beautiful music- a fusion of Cuban big band and Haitian vodou beats, and turns out thousands of fans each time it plays. This film offers a deeper understanding into the survival of Haitian culture and Septentrional through the country’s turbulent history.

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Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You

This rousing tribute to Canadian singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle was recorded at New York City’s Town Hall in May 2011 and features her famously musical family – children Rufus and Martha Wainwright, older sisters Anna and Jane – and equally gifted friends including Emmylou Harris and Norah Jones.

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My Sweet Canary

Roza Askenazi sang the way she lived, with passion, fire and love. This is the story of three young musicians from Greece, Turkey, and Israel, who embark on an exciting musical journey, to tell the story of Greece’s best-known and best-loved rebetiko singer for the first time on film.

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Modigliani’s Genuine Fake Heads

Livorno, Summer of 1984. In Amedeo Modigliani’s hometown, well-known for the sharp irony of its locals, the innocent joke of three young students turns out to be the hoax of the century. In one night, they carve « Modi-like » heads with an electric drill.

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Mike Brant – “Laisse moi t’aimer”

A story of injustice, power and a dream that came true, Mike Brant was presented to the public as a singer-song writer and not as a cover boy until it all went sour. The story embodies the conflict between the will to succeed and the price Moshele Brandt was willing to pay.

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Magia Russica

In 1935 three Walt Disney films were screened in Moscow. Fyodor Chytruk, then a young art student, saw these films and didn’t believe his eyes; he was convinced that he had seen a miracle unfolding before him. What he didn’t know was that one day he himself would become one of the greats of Russian animation.

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The Muses of Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer, the famous Yiddish writer and Nobel Prize winner wrote with a ‘harem’ of dozens of translators behind him. Beyond simple translation, these women were a vital source of his creativity. The inspiration he drew from them came in many forms, often mixing romance with professional aspirations. Today nine remain to tell his story

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Arts & Culture

Laurel & Hardy: Their Lives and Magic

This enthralling documentary follows the life and work of the two comedy geniuses, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy – the world’s most beloved comedy duo. Laurel & Hardy started way back in the days of the silent film, but their humour and talent still bring joy and laughter to peoples’ hearts even today

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