OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON
(2014) - Written, Edited & Co-Produced by Rob Gordon Bralver
Distributor: Red Bull Media | Sales: SYNDCTD
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A feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records. The film weaves together rare concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth interviews with the artists who put Stones Throw Records on the map. Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton gives an exclusive look into the label’s left-of-center artists, history, culture, and global following. Exclusive interviews with Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Mike D (The Beastie Boys), Tyler the Creator.
SXSW, Los Angeles Film Festival, BFI London *Audience Award Nominee, Athens, Stockholm, Copenhagen DOX, STARZ Denver
GORE VIDAL: THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA
(2013) - Edited by Rob Gordon Bralver
Distributor: Sundance Selects/IFC | Sales: Preferred Content
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No twentieth-century figure has had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics, historical debate, and the culture wars than Gore Vidal. Anchored by intimate one-on-one interviews with the man himself, Nicholas Wrathall’s new documentary is a fascinating and wholly entertaining portrait of the last lion of the age of American liberalism. Commentary by those who knew him best—including filmmaker Burr Steers and the late Christopher Hitchens—blends with footage from Vidal’s legendary on-air career to remind us why he will forever stand as one of the most brilliant and fearless critics of our time. Gore Vidal’s professional life spans more than 50 years of American politics and letters. His return to America in 2005 marked the last great stage in his creative career and this film represents an extraordinary opportunity to share his view on America in the twenty-first century. Featuring vérité footage of Vidal in his final years, the film explores his enduring global impact on art, politics, and everything in between. His overview of the state of the Republic and the health of US democracy is unique. This is Gore Vidal’s last word and testimony.
Tribeca, Traverse City *Michael Moore Founders Award & Audience Award, BFI London, Palms Springs *Audience Award, Aspen
CURE FOR PAIN: THE MARK SANDMAN STORY
(2012) Directed, Written & Edited by Rob Gordon Bralver
Distributor: FilmBuff | Sales: The Gersh Agency
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This documentary examines the life and work of Mark Sandman, deceased frontman of Boston “low rock” band Morphine. From his Newton, Mass., roots to his travels across America and around the globe, Sandman left an indelible imprint as one of the most distinctive musicians of his generation. Along with revisiting the "unique and sultry sound" of his music, the film explores the meaning of family through this critically praised and personally conflicted singer, songwriter, and innovative instrumentalist.
Morphine, Josh Homme, Ben Harper, Les Claypool, Mike Watt, Chris Ballew, Dicky Barrett, John Medeski
IDFA *Best Editing, Doc NYC, Full Frame, Santa Barbara, Canadian Music Week *Best Film, Sound Unseen *Best Film, Planete Doc Warsaw *Best Film, Danish Film Institute