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Music films to see at the Tribeca Film Fest

The Tribeca Film Festival officially kicks off on April 15. We'll be breaking down personalized selections of the festival throughout the week, but before the festival begins let's get into some strong genre offerings.

The Tribeca Film Festival is a rare gem that celebrates all types of entertainment within film. Throughout all of its genres the festival has always had a soft spot for music. It seems like every year the festival has a healthy dose of music-centered films in both features and documentaries. This year is no different as there's plenty to take in for all kinds of music lovers. Here's a few to consider before heading out to the festival.

"Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck"

In the first authorized biography, director Brett Morgen
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In the first authorized biography, director Brett Morgen unravels the myth of Kurt Cobain, and reveals a humanizing portrait of a vulnerable man, who begrudgingly became the voice of generation X. Using Cobain's never-before-seen art work, audio recordings, and journal entries, Morgen weaves together a fresh perspective on the iconic rocker.More info and tickets

"Mary J. Blige - The London Sessions"

Throughout her career Mary J. Blige has bared
Photo Credit: Sam Wrench

Throughout her career Mary J. Blige has bared her soul to music lovers. For this documentary, Blige offers an intimate look on the recording process of her 13th studio album. Throughout these London recording sessions, Blige reveals what's it's like to be in the studio with Britain's hottest acts. More info and tickets

“As I AM: the Life and Times of DJ AM”

DJ AM was known by all in the
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DJ AM was known by all in the LA club scene in the ’90s, and rose to social lite status in the early millennium in Hollywood. In this honest documentary, director Kevin Kerslake paints a picture of an artist who lived in the fast lane, survived a fiery plane crash, but ultimately succumbed to his old demons driven by the accessible dark underworld of fame.More info and tickets

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