Documentaries about Leonard Cohen, Marc Bolan, Sinead O’Connor, Lil Baby and more will premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival
Documentaries about Leonard Cohen, T. Rex’s Marc Bolan, Lil Baby, cult rapper DOC, Detroit techno and more will premiere at 2022 Tribeca Film Festivalfrom June 8 to 19 in New York.
Directed by Karam Gill, Untrapped: The Lil Baby Storydocuments the rise of the Atlanta rapper, which is set to occur after the film’s premiere.
Digging into Cohen’s most famous song, Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a journey, a songdirected and produced by Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine, is the story of Cohen’s transformation from poet to songwriter and will feature a performance by Judy Collins, Amanda Shires, Sharon Robinson and a surprise guest after the premiere.
Directed by Ethan Silverman, Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex follows the tribute album of the same name released in 2020 and documents the life of the T. Rex singer, who died aged 29 in 1977. The film features archival footage of Bolan with reflections from his widow Gloria Jones, Ringo Starr, David Bowie, Nick Cave, Hal Willner, Joan Jett and others.
Nothing comparesdirected by Kathryn Ferguson, follows the tumultuous early years of Sinead O’Connorthe musical career of when she went from loved to reviled. “Everyone thought it was OK to scare the shit out of me,” O’Connor said in an interview with the director. “I regret that I was so sad because of this.”
Premiere before a tribute performance by DJ Quik, Das, Kurupt and surprise guests, The document is Dave Caplan’s directorial debut and tells the story of the hip-hop icon contemplating surgery to restore his voice. The film features appearances from Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Ice Cube, Elsewhere, and Xzibit.
The history of the Detroit techno scene, God said give them drum machinesdirected by Kristian R. Hill, pays homage to the musical genre born in the 1980s and stars Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and more.
Tíu is a documentary about Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men and the 10th anniversary of their debut album My head is an animal.
A documentary about a former musical director May Pangwho worked with John Lennon and Yoko Ono is also set to premiere, while half timea documentary about Jennifer Lopez will kick off the 2022 festival.
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