The Best and Worst Documentaries of the 2019 SXSW Film Festival

Ron Mann’s documentary eschews most of the standard devices; there’s no narration, no talking heads, no archival materials. He just spends a few days hanging out in the shop, watching Rick and his apprentice Cindy work, and eavesdropping as musicians and Village figures (including Lenny Kaye, Bill Frisell, Wilco’s Nels Cline, and the Roots’ Kirk Douglas) pop in to shoot the breeze and play music.

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Sterling Mahoney2019
Film News Roundup

Abramorama is partnering with Experience Hendrix LLC and Sony Legacy Recordings to release their concert documentary “Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church” in more than 35 theaters over the next two months.

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Liv Abramowitz2019
'Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church' Documentary Headed to Theaters: Exclusive

The film's theatrical run -- through Abramorama, which also did Ron Howard's documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week -- The Touring Years -- begins Jan. 31, including a special screening at the ArcLight Hollywood theater that will include a discussion by director John McDermott of Experience Hendrix, record producer and engineer Eddie Kramer, Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix and Steve Rash, the original producer/director of Atlanta Pop.

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Liv Abramowitz2019
Exclusive: Roberta Grossman’s WWII Resistance Doc “Who Will Write Our History” Secures Release

From Abramorama, the documentary tracing the work of historian Emanuel Ringelblum and a group of journalists, scholars, and community leaders — who defied the Nazis and their propaganda by recording the war from the Jewish perspective — will open at New York’s Quad Cinema on January 18 and at multiple Laemmle theaters in Los Angeles on February 1.

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Liv Abramowitz2018