Docs That Rock

The Silverdocs Contenders for Best Music Doc


Didn’t know it until today but Silverdocs has its very own award for best music documentary. A great trend! This comes after the news that the festival named All Together Now as it opening feature.

None of these films are true premieres but it should be a pretty good line-up:

HI MY NAME IS RYAN: Phoenix alt-rocker balances music and Mormonism.
LA PALOMA : A Basque version of the song The Lion Sleeps Tonight, the film follows how an 1861 song is interpreted across the globe.
LIFE. SUPPORT. MUSIC: Guitarist Jason Crigler suffers massive brain injury. Watch this blog for more about this film!<
SONG SUNG BLUE /: This one has made the festival circuit rounds. A Neil Diamond impersonator and his wife try to keep their act going despite family trauma.
THROW DOWN YOUR HEART: Béla Fleck travels to Africa to play banjos with locals.
WILD COMBINATION : /All about the avant-garde singer-songwriter, cellist and disco producer Arthur Russell.
THE ENGLISH SURGEON: This one is actually not in the music doc competition, but it features music by Nick Cave.

Last year at Silverdocs, AJ Schnack received a Cinematic Vision Award for About a Son while the best music doc went to Nomadak, TX. Its a film featuring the Basque musical duo Oreka Tx who play the drum-like txalaparta. An excerpt is below. (What is it about all the Basques in music docs?)

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May 21, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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