In "Pulp: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets", director Florian Habicht collaborates with music genius Jarvis Cocker - the front man of Brit pop royalty Pulp, the band who gave us "Common People" and influenced contemporary music like no other - in order to immortalize Pulp's swan song (their last live performance) on film.
One of the most beautiful and original films of its kind (nailing the Directing and Editing Awards at the Sundance Film Festival), "20.000 Days on Earth" doesn't just grant you an all-access pass to the mind of a fascinating artist, it constitutes a stand-out specimen of non-fiction filmmaking that ought to become an example.
How can a totally obscure band with only two records become part of rock mythology? The band's name is Slint and the director who decided to make a documentary about one of the strangest phenomena in the history of music is called Lance Bangs.
"Heaven Adores You". Which makes perfect sense when your art and your music combine heaven and your own personal hell. Every great artist comes with his own personal hell.
What happens on and off stage when one if the most idiosyncratic bands in the world is performing live? A lot of people have probably never heard of Of Montreal, but those who have been initiated into their world and have witnessed one of their legendary live performances have no doubt surrendered, body and soul, to the band's mystique and their irrepressible frontman Kevin Barnes.
Although it's one of the most radical and influential movements in contemporary music, having given birth to some of the most brilliant bands of the last 30 years and is widely respected by music biz heavyweights, no one has ever attempted to documents its history for the sake of the big screen.
Even if someone isn't familiar with Fela Kuti's major contribution to music or the extend of his political activism, there's a lot to appreciate in Alex Gibney's layered portrait.