A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.
In the center of Podgorica, under the bridge on river Moraca, the corpse is found. Quickly we learn that it is well known member of a criminal organization.
Their songs are melodies for the masses, filling subway platforms and street corners, yet the singers remain unknown. Some are homeless, others “home free.” Their personal histories vary as much as their voices, but their music unifies their point of view from the margins of society. Inspired by depression-era recordings of early American folk songs, filmmaker Shelley Saywell and singer and activist Lorraine Segato of The Parachute Club set out to document a new catalogue of songs and stories from five of Toronto’s modern troubadours. Their lyrics are honest, heartfelt and passionate, but their freedom to perform is threatened by the city’s bureaucratic busker system. Shining a light on the struggles they face—be it in shelters, with social programs, with their addictions and abuse—a soundtrack evolves from the island ferry docks and freeway underpasses, rooming houses and rooftops, showing us that music is the common language in this empowering celebration of survival.
West Coast Pop Art : From the 40's to the 21st Century. Hot Rods, Pin-ups, Movies, Music, Flame Jobs, Posters, TV, Comics, Cowboys, Monsters, Tikis and Cartoons. All these things are influences on the Artists creating the work sometimes referred to as Lowbrow. Visceral beautifully realistic artwork tapping into the vein of media culture that surrounds us daily. Edgy, energetic and entertaining, this dynamic West Coast movement is changing the way we appreciate art and making it accessible and enjoyable to everyone.
After their annual free concert at Chicago's Dearborn Settlement, Benny Goodman and his band are packing up to go to their next engagement when a kid steals Goodman's clarinet. Goodman and Popsie pursue him to a tenement flat where he has led them to hear his brother play the trombone. Shenanigans ensue following Goodman's offering the brother a job with the band.
Lowdown is an award-winning Australian television comedy series set in the world of celebrity journalism. Created by Amanda Brotchie and Adam Zwar, it stars Zwar, Paul Denny, Beth Buchanan, Dailan Evans, Kim Gyngell and is narrated by Geoffrey Rush. The eight-part ABC series premiered on 21 April 2010; it is produced by Nicole Minchin and directed by Amanda Brotchie.
The Lowdown was an award winning documentary series for young people first broadcast on CBBC in 1988. Reminiscent of World In Action and Panorama it was produced by Landseer Productions, and broadcast after Newsround until 1998.