“Bring the Soul: The Movie” chronicles BTS’s Love Yourself world tour

“Bring the Soul: The Movie” chronicles BTS’s Love Yourself world tour

Source:  Hyperallergic

“Bring the Soul: The Movie,” about Korean boy band BTS’s Love Yourself world tour, is less a concert movie than a chronicle of the logistics of touring in one of the biggest pop bands in the world.

Filmed by Park Jun-Soo in Pennebaker-esque verité, the film follows the Hallyu septet as they rehearse, take red-eye flights across continents and oceans, and otherwise power through the exhaustion of their global tour.

The interspersed scenes of their performances act as punctuation to the arduous task of preparation, moments in which the haggard and jetlagged young men snap into focus and put on their carefully choreographed, overwhelming productions.

These concerts in turn only further tire the members of the band, who give so much that merely four shows into the 22-date North American and European leg of their tour, they all look on the verge of collapse.

“Bring the Soul: The Movie” is currently playing in theaters nationwide.

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“Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles” animates a surrealist filmmaker

“Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles” animates a surrealist filmmaker

Source:  Collider

New animated film “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles” tells the true story behind the creation of surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel‘s legendary documentary “Las Hurdes: Land Without Bread.”

The medium of animation makes for a terrific showcase for surrealist style and endless imaginative possibilities.

Written by Salvador Simó and Eligio Montero and directed by Simó, the film finds Buñuel in Paris in 1930, penniless after a scandal surrounding his film “L’Age d’Or.”

Against impossible odds, a friend of Buñuel’s wins the lottery and offers to finance his second film, an ambitious documentary on the Las Hurdes region in Spain.

The animated feature aims to present a tale of one of film’s most iconic artists struggling to find his purpose.

“Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles” opens tomorrow in New York and Los Angeles.

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Mac Miller discusses “Swimming” with Rick Rubin in “Shangri-La” clip

Mac Miller discusses “Swimming” with Rick Rubin in “Shangri-La” clip

Source:  Rolling Stone

Mac Miller and music producer Rick Rubin discuss the difficulties of getting personal on record, but also the potential rewards that come with that vulnerability, in a poignant clip from the Showtime docuseries “Shangri-La.”

The segment was filmed while Miller was working on what would become his final album, “Swimming,” which was released just a month before he died in September 2018.

In the clip, Rubin compliments Miller on his turn to more “songy, personal” tracks, prompting Miller to reply, “It’s been an interesting journey for me to realize that the goal here is just to be as much me as possible.”

The four-part docuseries offers a glimpse into Rubin’s world as he works and chats with an array of musicians including the Avett Brothers, Lil Yachty, SZA, and Santana.

“Shangri-La” is available now on Showtime.

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“Woodstock: The Director’s Cut” heads to theaters for one night only

“Woodstock: The Director’s Cut” heads to theaters for one night only

Source:  Rolling Stone

“Woodstock: The Director’s Cut” will play in theaters nationwide for one night only on August 15th at 7:00 pm local time.

Directed by Michael Wadleigh, this is the first nationwide screening since the film was originally released in 1970.

The director’s cut stretches out to three hours and 44 minutes and includes legendary performances by Janis Joplin and the Jefferson Airplane who weren’t featured in the original.

Other artists includes Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the Who, Santana, Canned Heat, and Jimi Hendrix — who famously closed the festival with a searing rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.”

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Hulu announces premiere date, releases trailer for Harvey Weinstein documentary “Untouchable”

Hulu announces premiere date, releases trailer for Harvey Weinstein documentary “Untouchable”

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter

Nearly two years after a couple of Harvey Weinstein exposés helped kick off the #MeToo movement, the Weinstein Company co-founder has remained in the headlines as reported settlement negotiations with his accusers continue and accusers step forward with claims against other alleged sexual predators.

On Wednesday, amid news of the latest man felled in part by the #MeToo movement,  Jeffrey Epstein, Hulu released the trailer and announced the premiere date for “Untouchable,” the Ursula Macfarlane-directed documentary about the precipitous fall of Weinstein, the once-powerful movie producer.

The trailer includes accusers Rosanna Arquette, Hope Exiner d’Amore, Paz de la Huerta, Zelda Perkins, Erika Rosenbaum, Caitlin Dulany, Louise Godbold, and Nannette Klatt.

While comprising just a fraction of Weinstein’s 91 accusers, they offer a look at the effect that Weinstein’s alleged conduct has wrought.

“Untouchable” premeires September 2 on Hulu.

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Ken Burns’ “Country Music”: What We Know So Far

Ken Burns’ “Country Music”: What We Know So Far

Source:  The Boot

We’re only two months away from the premiere of Ken Burns’ “Country Music,” a massive documentary that explores the history of the music genre.

The PBS film is directed and produced by Ken Burns, co-produced by Julie Dunfey, and written by Dayton Duncan, the masterminds behind documentaries about everything from the Civil War and Lewis and Clark to baseball and national parks.

The Boot’s staff members have been making their way through the documentary’s eight episodes, but they can’t share everything just yet.

However, after gleaning information from three press events, documentary previews, and an interview with Burns himself, here is everything “The Boot” can share about “Country Music.”

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