Justice live documentary ‘IRIS’ gains wide release via YouTube Music

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Justice live documentary ‘IRIS’ gains wide release via YouTube MusicJustice O2 Briton Academy Credit Guifre De Peray

Back in September 2018 when we asked Justice‘s Xavier De Rosnay if Woman Worldwide would feature some sort of visual accompaniment, his response was a characteristically cool, tight lipped allusion to what would eventually wind up being IRIS: A Space Opera by Justice. The band’s visual deep dive into their latest live performance earned a premiere at SXSW, followed by a limited theatrical release earlier this year. Now the documentary is set for a long-awaited wide release thanks to YouTube Music.

Justice made the announcement via social media with a short teaser for the documentary, giving a sneak peek at the band’s first long form visual since 2008’s A Cross the Universe project. While an official release date for IRIS remains still under wraps, the announcement signals to an online premiere in the very near future. In the meantime, fans can sign up to be notified when the film is slated to land here.

Depeche Mode foreshadow documentary depicting Global Spirits Tour [Watch Preview]

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Depeche Mode foreshadow documentary depicting Global Spirits Tour [Watch Preview]Depeche Mode Live Nation

New wave electronic trailblazers of Depeche Mode will be releasing an Anton Corbijn-directed film titled SPIRITS in the Forest, which takes viewers on a journey through the group’s 2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour. Corbijn is a longtime collaborator with the group.

Depeche Mode performed a whopping 115 shows across the globe during the filming of the documentary. Although the film shows highlights of the group’s tour, the story is a fan-centric piece that follows six fans, in the time leading up to the band’s final stop on the tour in Berlin, at the famed Waldbühne (“Forest Stage”), interspersed with intimate documentary footage filmed in fans’ hometowns across the globe.

“I’m exceptionally proud to share this film and the powerful story that it tells,” said Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan. “It’s amazing to see the very real ways that music has impacted the lives of our fans.”

Depeche Mode has released a 60-second trailer preceding the film. The documentary will be in cinemas worldwide for one night only on November 21. Fans can check here to see if the documentary is playing in a city nearby.

Photo Credit: Live Nation

Armin van Buuren set to release six-part docuseries covering his full career, ‘Mr. Perfect’

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Armin van Buuren set to release six-part docuseries covering his full career, ‘Mr. Perfect’Armin Van Buuren Press Shot Bart Heemskerk

After two decades, countless chart-topping records, and multiple ‘best DJ awards,’ the time has come to capture Armin van Buuren‘s illustrious career in its full glory in film format. His resumé is so extensive, in fact, that the artist has announced a six-part docuseries has been created to cover it. Titled Mr. Perfect, the series is currently being uploaded on the artist’s YouTube page with two episodes remaining in the coming weeks.

The series starts off right as Armin began breaking out at the turn of the millennium, and caps off with the biggest performance of Armin’s career, which happened in May 2019: ‘The Best of Armin Only,’ at Amsterdam’s John Cruijf Arena. Each episiode is around half an hour in length and offers a unique glimpse into the inner workings of an artist’s path to superstardom.

Watch all of the released episodes here.

Photo Credit: Bart Heemskerk

New Clarence Clemons documentary, Who Do I Think I Am?, due out in August

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After passing away eight years ago from a stroke, legendary saxophonist Clarence Clemons will be getting his own documentary. Titled Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am? , the film will focus on his four-decade-long career as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s beloved sax player.

The movie was directed by Clemons’ friend, Nick Mead. In addition to chronicling his bevy of artistic achievements, Who Do I Think I Am? also examines the musician’s “transcendent awakening” and burgeoning spiritual life before his 2011 death. According to Deadline, the doc will feature interviews with former president Bill Clinton, Joe Walsh, E Street Band member Nils Lofgren, Clemens’ nephew Jake Clemons, and others.

Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am? is set for a home release on August 13th through Virgil Films & Entertainment. Ahead of its streaming debut, the documentary will get a brief theatrical run in limited cities in July. Update: Watch a trailer for the film below.

In related news, Springsteen recently confirmed the release of a new album from the E Street Band along with a supporting world tour.


New Clarence Clemons documentary, Who Do I Think I Am?, due out in August
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Beyoncé’s iconic Coachella performance coming to Netflix in new doc, ‘Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé’

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Beyoncé’s iconic Coachella performance coming to Netflix in new doc, ‘Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé’Beyonce Coachella 2018 Live

Over the last two decades, Coachella has hosted some of the most memorable performances in the United States—from Daft Punk‘s legendary headline performance atop their pyramid pulpit to Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre putting West Coast rap on their shoulders alongside a living hologram of Tupac. Though, as this year’s edition of the festival inches closer, none among them are fresher in people’s minds than Beyoncé’s unforgettable headlining affair in 2018. The performance, which was initially slated for Coachella 2017, wound up drawing a record number of viewers to Coachella’s live stream on Saturday night of last year’s opening weekend.

Now, the performance is coming to Netflix in a new documentary titled Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé. The new visual details the showstopping 26-song performance, the likes of which featured a massive marching band, a three-song Destiny’s Child reunion, and appearances by the Lemonade singer’s younger sister Solange, and her husband, JAY-Z. Netflix has shared the documentary’s official teaser, which features a voiceover from influential poet Maya Angelou. Homecoming is set to debut on the streaming platform on April 17. See the trailer below.

Unofficial EDC Documentary “The Last Dance” Out Today!

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We all know and love EDC Las Vegas and what it has become. But, before the festival took over the desert, it was home to Los Angeles, California. In 2010, the death of a 15-year-old attendee caused major changes in how and where the festival operated. The new documentary, “The Last Dance” covers what happened and

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New EDC Los Angeles 2010 Documentary Will Be Released this Friday

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EDC Fans, there is something special coming your way this Friday. This is especially special for those who have been going to the iconic festival since its Los Angeles days. There will be a new EDC Los Angeles 2010 documentary, created and written by filmmaker, Le Liu. It seems a little strange that an EDC

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Avicii Documentary “True Stories” Returns To Netflix

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With over 8 months having passed since the death of Tim Bergling aka Avicii and after countless tributes from hundreds of artists, Netflix has brought back “True Stories”. The documentary offers a widely compelling look into the life and mind of the esteemed producer from when he first embarked on his journey at the young

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Fans can now stream M.I.A.’s thought-provoking documentary, ‘MATANGI / MAYA /M.I.A.’

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Fans can now stream M.I.A.’s thought-provoking documentary, ‘MATANGI / MAYA /M.I.A.’M.I.A.

Mathangi Arulpragasam, better known as M.I.A., is much more than meets the eye, and now she has a documentary to show fans why and how. The piece is named MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A, and earlier this year it was shown at Sundance Film Festival. It then made its way to cinemas, and now the Steve Loveridge-directed film is available for rent or purchase.

The documentary takes a look into Arulpragasam’s upbringing in London living as an immigrant family from Sri Lanka. This was during a period of time when there was a large stigma on immigrant families living in the city, and as she dubs it in the trailer, “I lived through a war, came as a refugee, and I’m now a pop star.”

The documentary is also available to stream through Amazon and iTunes.

Here’s where and when to catch Avicii’s ‘True Stories’ documentary in theaters

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Here’s where and when to catch Avicii’s ‘True Stories’ documentary in theatersAvicii True Stories Documentary Limited Theatrical Run

On the heels of its recent qualification for Oscar consideration, the much-talked-about “Avicii: True Stories” documentary is headed to theaters at the end of the year in order to complete its eligibility. Now, fans can begin planning their pilgrimage to the emotional doc’s theater debuts, with a limited theatrical run hitting New York City’s Cinema Village December 21 to 27 and LA’s Laemmle theater December 14 through 20.

The documentary’s week-long stints will fulfill the bare minimum Oscar consideration requirements, and in doing so give a brief window for dance music fans to see the project on the big screen. Providing an intimate glimpse into Avicii’s difficult decision to quit touring and painting a stark picture of the pressures of international superstardom, the Levan Tsikurishvili-directed documentary is rumored to make a return to streaming as well. The film was pulled from Netflix in the wake of the artist’s passing and has since taken on additional meaning and poignancy for Avicii fans and the electronic music community at large. For those who would rather take in “True Stories” in a movie theatre experience, the limited NYC and LA runs may be their only shot.

H/T: Variety