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Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer (2008)

Anita O'Day kept on singing when everything else around her was flattened. The superb jazz documentary Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer is blessed with lengthy sit-down interviews with the singer herself -- a white girl from Chicago who earned comparisons to Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald -- just before she died in November of 2006, at age 87. She talks frankly about her heroin addiction, and reveals the peculiar factoid that she lacked a uvula (it was accidentally hacked off during a routine tonsillectomy). read more...
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Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer (2008)

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  • With: Anita O'Day, Amy Albany, Buddy Bregman, Charles Britton, David Boska, Ken Druker, Joe Franklin, Will Friedwald, Russel Garcia, Jim Gavin, Freeman Gunther, Bill Holman, Karen Kramer, Eddie Locke, Johnny Mandel, John Cameron Mitchell, Mark Morris, John Pietranowicz, Denny Roche, Annie Ross, Mary "Bunny" Sellers, Dr. Billy Taylor, George Win, Margaret Whiting, Joe Wielding, Gerald Wilson
  • Written by: Robbie Cavolina, Ian McCrudden
  • Directed by: Robbie Cavolina, Ian McCrudden
  • MPAA Rating: Unrated
  • Running Time: 90 minutes
  • Release Date: 04/29/2007
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Brian Wilson: I Just Wasn't Made for These Times (1995)

Brian Wilson: I Just Wasn't Made for These Times is somewhat similar to last Spring's Crumb, in that it attempts a portrait of a slippery genius, but Terry Zwigoff's film was a more complete, more personal accomplishment. This new film, directed by record producer Don Was, succeeds mostly on the strength of its subject matter. read more...
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Brian Wilson: I Just Wasn't Made for These Times (1995)

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  • With: Brian Wilson, Daniel Harrison, Audree Wilson, Carl Wilson, Carnie Wilson, Marilyn Wilson, Wendy Wilson
  • Written by: n/a
  • Directed by: Don Was
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Running Time: 70 minutes
  • Release Date: 08/26/1995
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Bettie Page Reveals All (2013)

Bettie Page may not actually reveal "all" in Mark Mori's new documentary Bettie Page Reveals All, but she reveals enough. read more...
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Bettie Page Reveals All (2013)

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  • With: Bettie Page (narrator), Hugh Hefner, Rebecca Romijn, Paula Klaw, Bunny Yeager, Greg Theakston, Sam Menning, Dita Von Teese
  • Written by: Doug Miller
  • Directed by: Mark Mori
  • MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and graphic nudity throughout
  • Running Time: 101 minutes
  • Release Date: 11/21/2013
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The Source (1999)

Opening at the Castro, Chuck Workman's The Source is the latest, and surely not the last, documentary on the 'Beat' movement of the 1950's. The Source is a compact but accomplished work focusing on the holy trinity of the Beats: Jack Kerouac, Allan Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs. The artwork for the movie uses an old photo of these three walking down the street, supremely confident and radiating greatness. read more...
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The Source (1999)

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  • With: Johnny Depp, Dennis Hopper, John Turturro, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Timothy Leary, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Michael McClure, Ken Kesey, Gregory Corso, Ed Sanders, Amiri Baraka, Jerry Garcia, Tom Hayden, Gary Snyder, Robert Creeley, Glass, Amram, Jack Kerouac, Dylan, Shirley Clark, Diane DiPrima, Robert Motherwell, Norman Mailer, Terry Southern, Neal Cassady
  • Written by: Chuck Workman
  • Directed by: Chuck Workman
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Running Time: 89 minutes
  • Release Date: 10/16/1999
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Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

Funny, powerful and energizing, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster is like a "Behind the Music" special but with humanity and depth. The 140-minute documentary tells one of those true stories that's too bizarre to have been invented for a fiction film. Metallica, the most popular, durable and consistent metal band in history -- not to mention one of its loudest and most aggressive -- undergoes group therapy while working on their newest album, 2003's St. Anger. read more...
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Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

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  • With: Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich
  • Written by: n/a
  • Directed by: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Language: English
  • Running Time: 140 minutes
  • Release Date: 01/20/2004
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