2015 Reps Banner Year for Music Docs

A documentary to the late bassist Jaco Pastorius will begin screening on VOD at the end of Nov after eight months of unique screenings and film festival appearances. It will debut the same weekend, Nov. 27, that Amy Berg’s doc on Janis Joplin begins a limited run in theaters. Together they bring to six the number of high-profile music docs released this year, following films about Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Frank Sinatra and Nina Simone. In each case, the film chronicles individual artists who altered the public’s vision of a musical genre and each is told via an intimate storytelling technique that allows the topic to do much of the talking through home recordings, interviews and community appearances.

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