BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY
2018, Focus Features , 87 min, Dir: Dava Whisenant

When he started as a comedy writer for “The Late Show With David Letterman,” Steve Young had few interests outside of his day job. But while gathering material for a segment on the show, Steve stumbled onto a few vintage record albums that would change his life forever. Bizarre cast recordings - marked “internal use only” - revealed full-throated Broadway-style musical shows about some of the most recognizable corporations in America: General Electric, McDonald’s, Ford, DuPont, Xerox. Steve didn’t know much about musical theater but these recordings delighted him in a way that nothing ever had. BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY follows Young on his quest to find all he can about this hidden world. While tracking down rare albums, unseen footage, composers and performers, Steve forms unlikely friendships and discovers that this discarded musical genre starring tractors and bathtubs was bigger than Broadway. With David Letterman, Chita Rivera, Martin Short, Florence Henderson, Susan Stroman, Jello Biafra and more. Winner of Best Documentary Screenplay at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards and Best New Documentary Director at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.


311: ENLARGED TO SHOW DETAIL 3
2019, Trafalgar Releasing, 133 min, USA, Dir: Wayne Price, Brandon Hardin

Nearing their 30-year anniversary in summer 2020, alternative rockers 311 - boasting a lineup of all five original members, 10 consecutive top-10 albums and a hybrid, groundbreaking musical style - are heading for the big screen for one night only. The new ETSD3 documentary illustrates and solidifies the indelible relationship between 311 and their fans, as the film fuses together high-energy concert footage of hits and favorites (“Down,” “Beautiful Disaster,” “Come Original” and much more) with revealing offstage moments, including exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes clips and footage from the road, the studio and the musicians' homes.


HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING
2018, The Cinema Guild, 76 min, USA, Dir: RaMell Ross

Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, this Oscar-nominated documentary allows the viewer an emotive impression of the historic South - trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming against the odds. Through the lives of protagonists Daniel and Quincy, images weave together to create an inspired tapestry made up of time, the human soul, history, environmental wonder, sociology, and cosmic phenomena, offering a new way of seeing and experiencing the heat and the hearts of people in the Black Belt region of the U.S. and far beyond. “RaMell Ross's poetic portrait of life in a fabled corner of Alabama is a documentary of radiant images poised between desperation and joy. … and once you let yourself glide onto its wavelength, it’s got a cosmically becalmed addictive quality.” - Owen Gleiberman, Variety


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