Berlinale Blog – Hiding In Plain Site: Chavela

| Friday, der 10. February 2017

By Andrew Horn Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi’s documentary, “Chavela” begins and ends with the words, “My name is Chavela Vargas and don’t forget it.” Known in her day as “The Rough Voice of Tenderness”, she was born Isabel Vargas Lizano in Costa Rica and as told by the filmmakers, she “ran away to Mexico 

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Tony Conrad – In Berlin And On realeyz

| Thursday, der 20. August 2015| 1

US minimalist composer-filmmaker-author-curator-activist Tony Conrad has been shaping the way we listen and see for over five decades. His drone music collaborations with John Cale, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Angus MacLise (as The Dream Syndicate) changed the face of rock – by way of Cale’s later band, the ceaselessly influential Velvet Underground and 

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Johnny Cash – Live at Montreux

| Saturday, der 24. May 2014

Johnny Cash once said: „Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight.“ The great man in black was one of the most popular artists of the 20th century, and, even if his fame was intermittent – because of his addiction problems and his turbulent life – 

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We Are All “The Intern”

| Sunday, der 22. July 2012

By Andrew Horn When I read my colleague Ed Ward’s piece on the infamous Intern who owns tens of thousands of songs but only actually paid for 15 CDs, I thought I might as well put in my two cents – as it applies to the movies…sort of. Actually I kind of did already in 

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