‘No Sudden Movie’’ is directed by Steven Soderbergh. It stars Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro, David Harbour, Jon Hamm, Amy Seimetz, Brendan Fraser, Kieran Culkin, and Noah Jupe – and it’s available now to stream on HBO Max.
‘Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)’ is directed by Questlove and features footage shot during the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, which went largely unseen for 50 years. Featuring performances by Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone, The 5th Dimension, the Staples Singers, and Sly and the Family Stone – among others – the documentary is distributed by Searchlight Pictures and playing now in select theaters. It’s also available on Hulu.
J. McVay and Charles Hinshaw discuss both those films.
Plus a live performance from Wes Tirey, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday.
LA-based singer songwriter Willa Amai is a superb young talent and the protegée to legendary songwriter Linda Perry (4 Non Blondes). With extensive critical praise ahead of the release of her debut record, it’s no surprise that Amai delivers a stunning solo performance here for BTR Live Studio at… | watch
Joyful Noise Recordings is an Indianapolis-based eclectic indie label begun in 2003 by Karl Hofstetter. In this episode, we'll hear a ton of great music from the label's releases, along with an interview with Karl where we cover the label's beginnings, the importance of physical art objects, and how… | listen
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Ben made long walks a part of his quarantine routine once conditions in New York City were safe enough for that activity. On one of those walks, he was faced with a split-second decision to abandon all the caution he’d previously practiced (and which he discussed in a previous episode of 1st… | watch
The trailer for Tony Soprano's origin story is here, and it's in the best hands it could possibly be. | read