The Tribeca Film Festival has added music documentaries on James Brown and Bjork along with post-screening performances from rapper Nas, the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and a tribute to jazz trumpeter Clark Terry featuring Quincy Jones, trumpeter Roy Hargrove, singer Dianne Reeves, pianist Justin Kauflin and others.
Alex Gibney's untitled James Brown Documentary will screen as a work in progress on the 12-day festival's closing night, April 27. Gibney's documentary, which coincides with Universal Pictures' Brown biopic "Get on Up" and follows his yet-to-be-released film on Fela Kuti, covers Brown life from 1933 to 1974. Gibney will be on hand to discuss the work on the 27th.
Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland's "Björk: Biophilia Live" chronicles a concert centered on the musician's eighth studio album and includes animation from apps created by significant designers as well as found footage. The film will receive its world premiere at TFF on April 26.