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Cast (feature film)

1.
Art Blakey: The Jazz Messenger (1988)
A documentary on jazz musician Art Blakey and the young musicians he encourages and trains.
3.
Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960) as
An incredible collection of classic live performances, "Jazz on a Summer's Day" captures Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Chuck Berry, Mahalia Jackson, and many others performing at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.

Music (feature film)

4.
La La Land (2016)
Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
5.
Low Down (2014)
6.
Low Down (2014)
7.
American Hustle (2013)
Brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent named Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. But it's Irving's un
8.
American Hustle (2013)
Brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent named Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. But it's Irving's un
9.
Ginger & Rosa (2012)
Johan is making a lavish last meal for his wife. Fred is on his weekly visit with the kids. Trond has lost the ability to control his violent impulses towards his young wife who has recently given birth. There are no answers here or psychological explanations, just the minutes before each man commit
10.
Joyful Noise (2012)
The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. The choir has always known how to sing in harmony, but the discord between its two leading ladies now threa
11.
Up in the Air (2009)
Ryan has long been contented with his unencumbered lifestyle lived out across America in airports, hotels and rental cars. He can carry all he needs in one wheel-away case. He''s a pampered, elite member of every travel loyalty program in existence and close to attaining his lifetime goal of 10 million frequent flier miles, and yet Ryan has nothing real to hold onto. When he falls for a simpatico fellow traveler, Ryan''s boss, inspired by a young, upstart efficiency expert, threatens to permanently call him in from the road. Faced with the prospect, at once terrifying and exhilarating, of being grounded, Ryan begins to contemplate what it might actually mean to have a home.
12.
Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006)
Comedy superstar Dave Chappelle presents a Brooklyn neighborhood with its very own once-in-a-lifetime free block party. In Ohio, Mr. Chappelle wandered through town handing out golden tickets to invite several dozen citizens to join the party, providing transportation and lodging for their first-ti
13.
Unleashed (2005)
On and beneath the meanest streets of Glasgow, fiery gangster Bart is merciless with debtors, would-be rivals, and anyone else to whom he takes even a passing dislike. How does Bart maintain his chokehold? Through his unwitting enforcer Danny, who he has "raised" since boyhood. Danny has been kept as a near-prisoner by his "Uncle" Bart; trained to attack and, if necessary, kill. Danny knows little of life, except the brutal existence that Bart has so crudely and cruelly fashioned for him. But when Danny has a chance encounter with soft-spoken blind piano tuner Sam, he senses true kindness and compassion for the first time and experiences the transforming power of music. When a sudden gangland coup separates Danny from Bart and his mob, Danny is at last away from the underworld. He takes refuge with Sam and his spunky teenaged stepdaughter Victoria. Sam and Victoria open their home and hearts to Danny, who begins to envision a new future for himself. However, the mob will not give up its prize pupil so easily, and Danny must soon fight again, and fight back, to protect his new family and bury his troubled past.
14.
Score, The (2001)
Nick Wells is ready to retire from crime. He''ll settle down with his girlfriend Diane and focus on running his legitimate business: a Montreal jazz club. But Max, his fence, friend and financial partner, has other plans for him. Persuading Nick to violate two of his most important rules- always work alone and never operate in the city where you live -Max teams him up with Jack Teller. A young, aggressive and talented thief, Jack needs Nick''s safe-cracking talents to make his first big score: a prize worth millions locked behind the walls of Montreal''s Custom''s House. It''s a volatile combination in which egos clash and sparks fly, but the thrill of the heist has a grip on all three men, who won''t give up no matter what the risk.
15.
Score, The (2001)
Nick Wells is ready to retire from crime. He''ll settle down with his girlfriend Diane and focus on running his legitimate business: a Montreal jazz club. But Max, his fence, friend and financial partner, has other plans for him. Persuading Nick to violate two of his most important rules- always work alone and never operate in the city where you live -Max teams him up with Jack Teller. A young, aggressive and talented thief, Jack needs Nick''s safe-cracking talents to make his first big score: a prize worth millions locked behind the walls of Montreal''s Custom''s House. It''s a volatile combination in which egos clash and sparks fly, but the thrill of the heist has a grip on all three men, who won''t give up no matter what the risk.
16.
Any Given Sunday (1999)
The biggest battle for the NFL''s Miami Sharks is not with the other teams, but within the Shark''s own ranks as aging star quarterback, Jack "Cap" Rooney, and battle-weary coach, Tony D''Amato, go head to head with young players and new management who are more concerned with big money and the star-making potential of television than the ethics of the game or the health of its players.
17.
Southpaw (1999)
Francis Barrett was just another anonymous contender until he carried the Irish flag in the opening ceremony of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. In an instant of global media attention, the young boxer from Galway became a national hero, the first Traveller (gypsy) ever to make it to the Olympics. Two ext
18.
Source, The (1999)
The blending of archival footage with new interviews and dramatic recreations bring the cultural history of the Beat Generation to life. Marking the birth of this countercultural movement from its inception in West Coast bohemian living in the 1950s to the hippie enclaves of San Francisco in the 196
19.
New World, The (1995) as Music
A 1950s coming-of-age saga of a sensitive French teen's life which is radically influenced by the jazz-loving American soldiers stationed near his sleepy postwar village.
20.
Lush Life (1994)
The unique friendship between two New York City jazz musicians is tested when one of them develops a fatal disease.
21.
Naked Lunch (1991) as Song ("Mysterioso")
A part-time exterminator and full-time drug addict longs to be a writer. Filled with disillusion and dissatisfaction, he murders his wife and escapes to the fantasy world of Interzone. There, in his altered state, surrounded by half-alien, half bug creatures and other oddities, he finds he can write
22.
Arthur 2: On The Rocks (1988) as Song ("Reflections")
Having been married for a few years, Arthur, the juvenile-yet-charming millionaire and ex-waitress Linda are hoping for a child. However, Bert Johnson, still incensed that Arthur ditched his daughter for Linda, is able to manipulate Arthur's company, leaving him and Linda broke. Will Arthur crawl
23.
Caddyshack II (1988)
After his social-climbing daughter falls in love with one of the members, a self-made Armenian millionaire tries and fails to gain entry into Bushwood Country Club to please his social-climbing daughter. Snubbed by the hoity toity members, the man retaliates by purchasing Bushwood and turning it int
24.
Number One With a Bullet (1987)
Two police detectives are escorting a crime boss to Los Angeles to testify in a court case. When the mobster is killed by an assassin during their watch, the officers investigate the murder and uncover a plot that incriminates their own department.
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28.
The Homecoming (1973)
A college professor''''s return to visit his lower-class London family triggers a series of sexual revelations.
29.
The Homecoming (1973)
A college professor''''s return to visit his lower-class London family triggers a series of sexual revelations.
30.
Les liaisons dangereuses (1961) as Music
Modern retelling of the classic novel.
31.
Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960) as Composer
An incredible collection of classic live performances, "Jazz on a Summer's Day" captures Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Chuck Berry, Mahalia Jackson, and many others performing at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

33.
The Homecoming (1973)
A college professor''''s return to visit his lower-class London family triggers a series of sexual revelations.

Cast (special)

34.
Nissan Presents: The 2nd Annual Celebration of America's Music (1998)
Telecast from Washington, D.C.'s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts of the annual all-star gala devoted to jazz, produced by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.
35.
Nissan Presents: The 2nd Annual Celebration of America's Music (1998)
Telecast from Washington, D.C.'s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts of the annual all-star gala devoted to jazz, produced by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.
36.
American Reunion: The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala, An (1993)
A broadcast of the entertainment gala marking the presidential inauguration of Bill Clinton.
37.
Salute to the Newport Jazz Festival, A (1993)
Jazz performance from the White House in honor of the fortieth year of the Newport Jazz Festival.
38.
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1989)
A portrait of the legendary jazz great Thelonious Sphere Monk, featuring previously unseen footage from the 1960s.
39.
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1989)
A portrait of the legendary jazz great Thelonious Sphere Monk, featuring previously unseen footage from the 1960s.

Music (special)

40.
Nissan Presents: The 2nd Annual Celebration of America's Music (1998)
Telecast from Washington, D.C.'s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts of the annual all-star gala devoted to jazz, produced by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.
41.
Nissan Presents a Celebration of America's Music (1996)
Presentation of the musical gala from Kennedy Center which celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz, a non-profit organization which provides jazz education programs and performance opportunities for young musicians, and works to preseve the legacy of jazz.
42.
Marcus Roberts: Among Giants (1994) as Music ("Trinkle Trinkle")
Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts performs music from various jazz traditions. Includes documentary footage of Roberts teaching a college music class.
43.
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1989)
A portrait of the legendary jazz great Thelonious Sphere Monk, featuring previously unseen footage from the 1960s.
44.
Wynton Marsalis: Blues and Swing (1989)
A "Great Performances" special featuring trumpet player Wynton Marsalis in concert with his jazz quartet. Also included are scenes of Marsalis coaching young musicians in a master class at Harvard University and a younger group of students at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C
45.
Newport Jazz '88 (1988)
A music special featuring performances taped at the Newport Jazz Festival in August, 1988.
46.
Jacksonville Jazz Festival VIII (1988) as Song ("'Round Midnight")
A music special featuring highlights from the Jacksonville Jazz Festival held in Jacksonville, Florida in October.

Special Thanks (special)

47.
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1989)
A portrait of the legendary jazz great Thelonious Sphere Monk, featuring previously unseen footage from the 1960s.

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