Official Trailer for Music Doc ‘White Riot’ About Rock Against Racism

White Riot Trailer

"Bang! There was this incredible cultural explosion going on." Film Movement has released an official US trailer for an acclaimed rock doc titled White Riot, which originally premiered at the London Film Festival last year. It also played at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year, and a few other fests. Their description of White Riot: "From The Clash and Joy Division to The Specials, a host of British bands joined forces in 1978 to counter the rise of the neo-fascist British National Front and increasing racial violence. Under the Rock Against Racism (RAR) initiative, they staged special concerts and took a decisive stand against marginalisation. Punk rock’s influence on this anti-fascist movement proved to be very effective. With a nod to the aesthetics of fanzine culture and featuring previously unreleased archival concert footage and interviews with activists, the film examines the context in which the movement arose while drawing striking parallels to our current situation." Of course, we're still experiencing racism today, and this film connects these events of the 70s to today and reminds us how we can fight back in creative and punk ways. Hell yes. ›››

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Coming-of-Age Set to The Smiths – ‘The More You Ignore Me’ Trailer

The More You Ignore Me Trailer

"It was like you were singing… just to me." Mental illness, Morrissey and guinea pigs. Vega Baby US has released a new trailer for the indie dark comedy coming-of-age film The More You Ignore Me, a spunky 80s flick from England that already opened there a few years ago. Adapted from Jo Brand's novel and set to the songs of The Smiths, The More You Ignore Me is a darkly funny coming-of-age story of dysfunctional family life in the 1980s. The film focuses on Gina, a young mother, whose efforts to be a loving mother & wife are undermined by her declining mental health. Things deteriorate once she develops an obsession with the local weatherman, which leads to an admission to the nearby psychiatric hospital. Starring Sheridan Smith as Gina and Ella Hunt (from Anna and the Apocalypse), with Mark Addy, Sally Phillips, Sheila Hancock, and Jo Brand. This looks enjoyable, especially because of The Smiths, but it's not great overall. ›››

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Experience the Astounding in ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Trailer

David Byrne's American Utopia Trailer

"As people, we're work in progress… Who we are extends beyond ourselves." HBO has debuted a new full-length official trailer for David Byrne's American Utopia, a stage show doc directed by Spike Lee. This just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to exceptional rave reviews, calling it one of the very best recorded-performance docs ever made, highlighting one of the best shows ever put on stage. David Byrne's American Utopia brings the critically acclaimed Broadway show to HBO in a one-of-a-kind film directed by Oscar and Emmy-winner Spike Lee. Recorded during its run at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre in New York City, David Byrne is joined by an ensemble of 11 musicians, singers, and dancers from around the globe, inviting audiences into a joyous dreamworld where human connection, self-evolution, and social justice are paramount. One review from TIFF exclaims: "The choreography is mesmerizing, the music is extraordinary, and the feeling of joy creates a tone of hope." Sounds like what we all need right now. Check this out below. ›››

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Fun Retro Trailer for ‘Save Yourselves!’ Alien Invasion Sci-Fi Comedy

Save Yourselves! Retro Trailer

"Prepare yourselves… for a new form of extra-terrestrial terror!" Bleecker Street has released a fun "retro" trailer for Save Yourselves!, a relationship comedy mixed up with an alien invasion sci-fi. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and is opening next month. A young Brooklyn couple heads to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other. Blissfully unaware of what's happening, they are left to their own devices as the planet falls under attack. "What if you unplugged from technology for a week and really reconnected with your partner? It’s not like the world would end, right? Right? Right?" Starring John Reynolds and Sunita Mani as Jack and Su, with a small cast also including Ben Sinclair, John Early, and Jo Firestone. This is a great trailer, I just wish it was only the old B&W trailer and not the bookends. But still! The voiceover is perfect. And the description of the story is hilarious. ›››

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World Famous Onion Rings Wacky Doc Film ‘The Ringmaster’ Trailer

The Ringmaster Trailer

"Zach was in over his head…" 1091 has released the official trailer for The Ringmaster, a funky new doc film film about onion rings. Yeah, seriously. This premiered at a few documentary festivals last year and is hitting VOD next month. An aging chef from Minnesota has his life turned upside down when a relentless filmmaker from Las Vegas tries to make the chef's onion rings world famous. Upon his grandfather's death, a recovering gambling addict uses his inheritance to make a documentary about well-known onion rings from his childhood and the beloved Minnesotan chef who makes them. The project changes drastically when the filmmaker becomes hellbent on improving the humble fry cook’s life, despite discovering his subject wants nothing to do with the film. Sounds crazy, right? This trailer is a bit of a mess, mostly because there's so much going on. A cautionary tale about doc filmmaking more than it is a story about onion rings? Maybe. ›››

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