Doc Shorts: Music & Art

92 min.


Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 5:00pm
Tivoli Theatre

Profiles of artists, musicians, and the communities they serve.

The Art and Dreams of D.J. Sheskin

Emily Sheskin

A 73-year-old dreams of seeing his art in MoMA before he dies.

2 min.

Don't Sell My Guitars

Lynn Montgomery

A beloved country musician whispers a final request to his wife.

With director Montgomery.
20 min.

A Few Things about Robert Irwin

Lisanne Skylar

A pioneer of the 1960s “Light and Space” movement regards the role of art as conditional, responding directly to the site.

7 min.

The Function of Music

Mac Premo

Jad Abumrad of NPR's "RadioLab" discusses what sound and music are and what function music may play in our lives.

5 min.

Mott Haven

Kyle Morrison

JC Hall, a social worker in the South Bronx, is given the opportunity to create a music studio in the old storage room of a “second chance” high school. When one of the students who helped him build the studio is murdered in front of the school, JC and his after-school program decide to hold a show in his honor.

24 min.


Daan Bol

A lively youth rockumentary about friendship, growing up, and the power of music.

24 min.

The Town I Live In

Guadalupe Rosales & Matt Wolf

Artists and activists clash over the future of a rapidly gentrifying Los Angeles neighborhood.

10 min.