Turn It Up: Music on Film

Nothing can quite match the visceral vibrations of a live concert. The excitement of buying a ticket, the heart-palpitating wait before the show, the spontaneous camaraderie with friends both new and old, that coveted moment when a favorite song flows straight from the stage to envelop your entire body. All of these contribute to an other-worldly experience that is at once physical and spiritual. Encompassing both documentary and fiction, our selection of music films celebrates the electric magnetism of performance, but also moves beyond the glitz and glamor of the stage to dive into the lives, trials, and tribunals of the artists themselves.

Stream the selection here.

Last Updated: September 29, 2021

  • Rockers
  • 20,000 Days on Earth
  • Style Wars
  • Tripping with Nils Frahm
  • Max Richter's Sleep
  • Beats
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: async Live at the Park Avenue Armory
  • Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
  • Noise
  • Nine Muses of Star Empire