As the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaches on the 9th November, VIRTUALLY HISTORY utilises the latest technology and research to bring the past to life – bringing those that found ingenious (and claustrophobic) ways to cross the East/West Berlin divide into brilliantly sharp focus.
On 28th June, the once-in-a-lifetime cinematic event of the year ‘APOLLO 11’ releases across the UK. With never-before-seen, newly digitised footage designed to be viewed on the big screen and a propulsive electronic soundtrack, director Todd Douglas Miller (Emmy award-winning, ‘Dinosaur 13’) takes audiences to the moon and back in a jaw-dropping and thrilling documentation about the historic 1969 Apollo 11 mission.
Today, Netflix released ‘Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé’, which presents an intimate look at her historic 2018 Coachella performance that paid homage to America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Interspersed with candid footage and interviews detailing the preparation and powerful intent behind her vision, Homecoming gives a peek into the process and emotional physical sacrifices it took to conceptualize and execute a performance of that magnitude that became a cultural movement. This stand-alone Netflix original is now available globally on Netflix.
Singer-songwriter and artist Beatie Wolfe first came to our attention last year when she held her acclaimed solo-exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Always open to doing things that nobody else has tried before, Beatie has had her music beamed into space, and was appointed a UN role model for innovation. Beatie’s latest project is her new track, co-written and produced by multi-platinum selling producer, Linda Perry, and her empowering label, ‘We Are Hear’, which she co-founded with Kerry Brown. ‘Barely Living’ is an Americana style song, and is out today April 12.
In the same vein as many documentaries on the subject of the most horrific of crimes; murder, this new ten-part series ‘I Am A Killer’, produced for the Crime and Investigation channel, in association with Netflix, will challenge our understanding of what is evil. There is nothing more grimly fascinating than what drives one human being to brutally, and in some cases without remorse, murder another human being.
Abramorama, Involved Management and Above and Beyond have announced the exclusive release of their behind the scenes documentary ‘Above and Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up The Day Job’ on iTunes on April 17th. There will also be a UK Odeon Cinema screening today April 12th with the band attending a Q and A at the Covent Garden Odeon screening. Find tickets here.
Room Full Of Strangers have found themselves compared to the likes of Mac Demarco and Modern Lovers’ Jonathan Richman, to The Dictators, and other proto and early punk bands. They’ve even been called a tougher DEVO – high praise indeed. Regardless of all this, Room Full Of Strangers are rock and roll all the way through to their bones – taking their approach to life as well as their music.