A still from the 2019 documentary film Pavarotti, directed by Ron Howard. It is one of a string of music documentaries and concert films being released this year.

The rise of concert films and music documentaries, from Pavarotti to Shakira, and the A-list directors, such as Ron Howard, drawn to the format

  • Metallica, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, Depeche Mode, Roger Waters – all have turned to concert movies this year to reach out to fans
  • Meanwhile, documentary producers play to the nostalgia of older fans, and to younger music lovers who missed seeing stars in their prime
Topic |   American films
A still from the 2019 documentary film Pavarotti, directed by Ron Howard. It is one of a string of music documentaries and concert films being released this year.
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