Welcome back to the Cause Cinema Spotlight. Where I share 3 worthy projects, streaming on a variety of platforms. My goal is to highlight engaging, often inspiring, new or timely movies and series, and save you time. 3 projects. Under 10 minutes. So lets jump in with the power of music, and pay tribute to David Crosby, who we lost this week at the rip old age of 81. He was a founding member of the Byrds, and then Crosby Stills and Nash.
The power of music is undeniable…i truly believe that it can change the world
Echo in the Canyon - TRAILER
This terrific doc takes a look at how musical groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas & the Papas birthed the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene and how the echo of these artists' creations reverberated across the world. Echo in the Canyon is a true celebration of the music explosion in the West Coast during this period.
See on Amazon or Vudu
With Sundance underway this week, let’s take a look at another music doc about a rebel - Sinead O'Conner
Nothing Compares played the fest in 2022 and is now available for streaming.
Nothing Compares - TRAILER
Following the career of celebrated singer Sinéad O'Connor through her rise to fame and exploring the ways her iconoclastic personality led to exile from the pop mainstream. The doc manages to respectfully present the tragic rise and fall of this creative pop star.
See on Showtime or Amazon
Staying with the power of music theme this week, let’s shift gears to a country music icon.
Nothing The Return of Tanya Tucker: Featuring Brandi Carlile - TRAILER
Trailblazing, hell-raising country music legend Tanya Tucker defied the standards of how a woman was supposed to behave. Decades after Tanya slipped from the spotlight, music star Brandi Carlile takes it upon herself to write an album for her, spurring the greatest comeback in country music history. Fan fiction meets archival footage in this powerfuL movie, and you don’t have to be a country music fan to enjoy the ride here…The film did win the audience award at last years SXSW film fest.
See on Amazon or Vudu
And that is a wrap for the Cause Cinema Spotlight this week.
Until next time, you be well.