Lou Reed

Lewis Allan Reed was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He was the guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the rock band the Velvet Underground, with a solo career that spanned five decades.

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Rock & Rule (1983)

A malevolent rock star kidnaps a female singer to force her to participate in the summoning of a demon and her band must help her stop him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clive A. Smith
CAST:  Don Francks  •  Susan Roman  •  Paul Le Mat  •  Samantha Langevin

A malevolent rock star kidnaps a female singer to force her to participate in the summoning of a demon and her band must help her stop him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clive A. Smith
CAST:  Don Francks  •  Susan Roman  •  Paul Le Mat  •  Samantha Langevin

Blue in the Face (1995)

Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he keeps smoking and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang  •  Paul Auster
CAST:  Lou Reed  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Roseanne Barr  •  Mel Gorham

Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he keeps smoking and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang  •  Paul Auster
CAST:  Lou Reed  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Roseanne Barr  •  Mel Gorham

Lulu on the Bridge (1998)

This film is about a famous jazz saxophonist, Izzy, whose life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Auster
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Richard Edson  •  Don Byron  •  Kevin Corrigan

This film is about a famous jazz saxophonist, Izzy, whose life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Auster
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Richard Edson  •  Don Byron  •  Kevin Corrigan

One Trick Pony (1980)

An aging rock star trying to put together a new album in the face of an indifferent record label and a talentless producer. At the same time, he's struggling to save his failing marriage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert M. Young
CAST:  Paul Simon  •  Blair Brown  •  Rip Torn  •  Joan Hackett

An aging rock star trying to put together a new album in the face of an indifferent record label and a talentless producer. At the same time, he's struggling to save his failing marriage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert M. Young
CAST:  Paul Simon  •  Blair Brown  •  Rip Torn  •  Joan Hackett

Faraway, So Close! (1993)

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Damiel is now married to Marion, runs the pizzeria “Da Angelo” and the two have a child. The solitarily remaining angel Cassiel is more and more dissatisfied with his destiny as a mere observer of human life and finally decides to take the great leap. As Karl Engel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Otto Sander  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Nastassja Kinski  •  Peter Falk

Damiel is now married to Marion, runs the pizzeria “Da Angelo” and the two have a child. The solitarily remaining angel Cassiel is more and more dissatisfied with his destiny as a mere observer of human life and finally decides to take the great leap. As Karl Engel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Otto Sander  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Nastassja Kinski  •  Peter Falk

Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990)

Documentary portrait of Andy Warhol.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Workman
CAST:  Joan Agajanian Quinn  •  Jean-Michel Basquiat  •  Irving Blum  •  Stephen Bruce

Documentary portrait of Andy Warhol.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Workman
CAST:  Joan Agajanian Quinn  •  Jean-Michel Basquiat  •  Irving Blum  •  Stephen Bruce

Lou Reed - Magic & Loss (1992)

Lou Reed's melancholy album played live on stage. A phenomenal live performance by Reed, Rathke, Wasserman and Blair (and Jimmy Scott!) of this powerful concept piece. Also has live performances of 'A Dream', 'Dirty Blvd.', 'Sweet Jane', 'I'm waiting for the Man', ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Lou Reed

Lou Reed's melancholy album played live on stage. A phenomenal live performance by Reed, Rathke, Wasserman and Blair (and Jimmy Scott!) of this powerful concept piece. Also has live performances of 'A Dream', 'Dirty Blvd.', 'Sweet Jane', 'I'm waiting for the Man', ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Lou Reed

Diaries, Notes, and Sketches (1969)

An epic portrait of the New York avant-garde art scene of the 60s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Mekas
CAST:  Jane Wodening  •  Stan Brakhage  •  John Cale  •  Storm De Hirsch

An epic portrait of the New York avant-garde art scene of the 60s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Mekas
CAST:  Jane Wodening  •  Stan Brakhage  •  John Cale  •  Storm De Hirsch

Screen Test: Lou Reed (Coke) (1966)

Andy directs Lou Reed drinking a Coke.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Warhol
CAST:  Lou Reed

Andy directs Lou Reed drinking a Coke.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Warhol
CAST:  Lou Reed

Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle (1993)

American Documentary: A documentary celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Co., with news footage, film clips, and interviews with various celebrities who are Harley-Davidson owners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel T. Smith
CAST:  Hoyt Axton  •  Lou Reed  •  James Caan  •  Peter Fonda

American Documentary: A documentary celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Co., with news footage, film clips, and interviews with various celebrities who are Harley-Davidson owners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel T. Smith
CAST:  Hoyt Axton  •  Lou Reed  •  James Caan  •  Peter Fonda

Anton Corbijn Inside Out (2012)

An intimate portrait of Anton Corbijn as he travels the world as a photographer, film maker and video artist…  (more)

DIRECTION:  Klaartje Quirijns
CAST:  Anton Corbijn  •  Bono  •  Herbert Grönemeyer  •  James Hetfield

An intimate portrait of Anton Corbijn as he travels the world as a photographer, film maker and video artist…  (more)

DIRECTION:  Klaartje Quirijns
CAST:  Anton Corbijn  •  Bono  •  Herbert Grönemeyer  •  James Hetfield

September Songs: The Music of Kurt Weill (1994)

Filmmaker Larry Weinstein stages a wide range of performances in tribute to the compositions of Kurt Weill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Weinstein
CAST:  William S. Burroughs  •  Betty Carter  •  Nick Cave  •  Elvis Costello

Filmmaker Larry Weinstein stages a wide range of performances in tribute to the compositions of Kurt Weill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Weinstein
CAST:  William S. Burroughs  •  Betty Carter  •  Nick Cave  •  Elvis Costello

Red Shirley (2010)

Lou Reed interviews his cousin, Shirley Novick (Shulamit Rabinowitz), on the eve of her 100th birthday. Shirley recalls growing up in a small village in Poland during World War I; fleeing to the United States by way of Canada during World War II and losing her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lou Reed  •  Ralph Gibson
CAST:  Shirley Novick  •  Lou Reed

Lou Reed interviews his cousin, Shirley Novick (Shulamit Rabinowitz), on the eve of her 100th birthday. Shirley recalls growing up in a small village in Poland during World War I; fleeing to the United States by way of Canada during World War II and losing her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lou Reed  •  Ralph Gibson
CAST:  Shirley Novick  •  Lou Reed

A Night with Lou Reed (1983)

A Lou Reed concert at the Bottom Line in New York City, 1983. Tracklist: Sweet Jane, I'm Waiting For The Man, Martial Law, Don't Talk To Me About Work, Women, Waves of Fear, Walk on the Wild Side, Turn Out the Lights, New Age, Kill Your Sons, Satellite of Love, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Santee
CAST:  Lou Reed  •  Robert Quine  •  Fernando Saunders  •  Fred Maher

A Lou Reed concert at the Bottom Line in New York City, 1983. Tracklist: Sweet Jane, I'm Waiting For The Man, Martial Law, Don't Talk To Me About Work, Women, Waves of Fear, Walk on the Wild Side, Turn Out the Lights, New Age, Kill Your Sons, Satellite of Love, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Santee
CAST:  Lou Reed  •  Robert Quine  •  Fernando Saunders  •  Fred Maher

The Velvet Underground - Velvet Redux Live MCMXCIII (1993)

Seminal experimental rock band The Velvet Underground, who initially disbanded in 1970, perform a set at L'Olympia in Paris, France in June 1993, during their brief reunion tour. The set features original founding members Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Declan Lowney
CAST:  Lou Reed  •  John Cale  •  Sterling Morrison  •  Maureen Tucker

Seminal experimental rock band The Velvet Underground, who initially disbanded in 1970, perform a set at L'Olympia in Paris, France in June 1993, during their brief reunion tour. The set features original founding members Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Declan Lowney
CAST:  Lou Reed  •  John Cale  •  Sterling Morrison  •  Maureen Tucker

Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart (1998)

An incredible retracing of the evolution of Reed's remarkable career over three decades. Filled with interviews with Reed, his friends and some of the major artists influenced by Reed including David Bowie, David Byrne, Patti Smith, Suzanne Vega, Dave Stewart, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Lou Reed  •  David Bowie  •  David Byrne  •  Václav Havel

An incredible retracing of the evolution of Reed's remarkable career over three decades. Filled with interviews with Reed, his friends and some of the major artists influenced by Reed including David Bowie, David Byrne, Patti Smith, Suzanne Vega, Dave Stewart, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Lou Reed  •  David Bowie  •  David Byrne  •  Václav Havel

Lou Reed - Coney Island Baby Live in Jersey (1992)

Lou Reed was wise to chronicle a concert by his early-'80s band, featuring lead guitarist Robert Quine and bassist Fernando Saunders. Reed had used them on his trilogy of strong albums -- The Blue Mask, Legendary Hearts, and New Sensations -- released between 1982 ...  (more)

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CAST:  Lou Reed  •  Robert Quine  •  Fernando Saunders  •  Peter Wood

Lou Reed was wise to chronicle a concert by his early-'80s band, featuring lead guitarist Robert Quine and bassist Fernando Saunders. Reed had used them on his trilogy of strong albums -- The Blue Mask, Legendary Hearts, and New Sensations -- released between 1982 ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Lou Reed  •  Robert Quine  •  Fernando Saunders  •  Peter Wood

The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music (2007)

The Old, Weird America tracks the history of the Anthology of American Folk Music from its initial compilation of 78 records from rural Americana to its 1952 release on Folkways Records, the urban folk revival of the 1960s, and its continuing influence on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rani Singh
CAST:  Beck  •  Nick Cave  •  Elvis Costello  •  David Johansen

The Old, Weird America tracks the history of the Anthology of American Folk Music from its initial compilation of 78 records from rural Americana to its 1952 release on Folkways Records, the urban folk revival of the 1960s, and its continuing influence on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rani Singh
CAST:  Beck  •  Nick Cave  •  Elvis Costello  •  David Johansen

Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009)

Arthur answers a distress call from Princess Selenia, who is menaced by the nefarious Maltazard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Selena Gomez  •  Freddie Highmore  •  Fergie  •  Jimmy Fallon

Arthur answers a distress call from Princess Selenia, who is menaced by the nefarious Maltazard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Selena Gomez  •  Freddie Highmore  •  Fergie  •  Jimmy Fallon

Decade (1989)

Interviews with personalities including John Mellencamp, Spike Lee, Lou Reed, Roseanne Barr, David Byrne, George Michael and more, as they reflect on the 1980s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Haimes  •  Martha Spanninger
CAST:  David Byrne  •  Spike Lee  •  John Mellencamp  •  Eric Bogosian

Interviews with personalities including John Mellencamp, Spike Lee, Lou Reed, Roseanne Barr, David Byrne, George Michael and more, as they reflect on the 1980s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Haimes  •  Martha Spanninger
CAST:  David Byrne  •  Spike Lee  •  John Mellencamp  •  Eric Bogosian
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