Several music-related documentaries will be shown at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from April 15 through April 26 in New York City. Among the movies that will be screened at the fest are new docs focusing on Brian Wilson, Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and The Go-Go’s.
A documentary titled Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road will get its world premiere at the festival. The film follows the Beach Boys mastermind as he reflects on his life while driving around Los Angeles with his longtime friend, Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine. The movie includes appearances by Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, songwriter/producer Linda Perry, pop star Nick Jonas and more.
The 2019 Ronnie Wood documentary Somebody Up There Likes Me will receive its North American debut at the fest. The Mike Figgis-directed flick, which got its world premiere in October in London, features new interviews with Wood; his fellow Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts; and his ex-Faces band mate Rod Stewart.
The 2020 documentary The Go-Go’s, which got its world premiere in January at Utah’s Sundance Film Festival, also will be screened at the Tribeca fest. The movie delves into the all-female band’s entire history through the present day, as the group works on its first new music in nearly 20 years. The Go-Go’s will give a special performance following the screening.
Opening the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival on April 15 at the Beacon Theatre will be the world premiere of Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President, a doc focusing on President Carter‘s love of rock music and his friendships with such artists as Bob Dylan and The Allman Brothers Band. The screening also will feature live performances by Willie Nelson, Nile Rodgers, Paul Shaffer and others.
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