LISZTOMANIA
1975, Warner Bros., 103 min, UK, Dir: Ken Russell

Director Ken Russell is at his outrageous, surreal best in this biopic of Franz Liszt (played by The Who’s Roger Daltrey), an aural, visual and sexual feast for all the senses. Thrill to the progressive-rock score by Rick Wakeman (of Yes), which somehow incorporates rock, Liszt and Wagner in all their majesty. Pop-culture references abound as Russell equates Liszt with the music superstars of the day - and don’t miss the giant penises!


SLAVE TO THE GRIND
2018, Death by Digital, 100 min, Dir: Doug Robert Brown

Grindcore is the world’s fastest, most intense music. Fusing the anarchistic and leftist attitudes of the U.K. punk scene with the speed and drunken aggression of American death metal, grindcore continues to challenge (and often offend) listeners. Featuring interviews with members of Napalm Death, Repulsion, Carcass, Terrorizer, Brutal Truth, Unholy Grave, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Municipal Waste and more, SLAVE TO THE GRIND is a whirlwind tour of the music’s evolution and the bands united by the principle of “play fast or die.”


DREAMS WITH SHARP TEETH
2007, 95 min, USA, Dir: Erik Nelson

Harlan Ellison's recent passing has left a huge, never-to-be-filled vacancy among his fans, disciples and anyone who cares about writing and freedom of expression. Like his peers Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut, Ellison’s output was originally shunted into the literary ghetto of sci-fi, but Ellison and his work came to define its own genre, which will remain as unique as its creator. Twenty-five years in the making, the recently remastered DREAMS WITH SHARP TEETH is a literary documentary that captures Harlan Ellison, his magnetic personality and his indelible work, along with appearances from Robin Williams and author Neil Gaiman. Directed by the producer of GRIZZLY MAN and A GRAY STATE, Erik Nelson, it features an original score composed and performed by Richard Thompson.


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