Showtime 2 To Become Music Doc Destination
Tuesday nights will become home to Showtime Networks' mix of musical documentaries.
Under the "Music Makers Collection" banner, viewers will be able to the programmer's run of musical films on Showtime 2 on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). The collection providers insider's perspectives on such high-profile performers or group such as Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Genesis, The Eagles, Green Day and Bob Dylan.
The game plan calls for the documentaries to make their original debut on Showtime, before migrating to their new residency on Showtime 2 on Tuesdays. More information on the powerful lineup of Music Makers documentaries can be found at http://s.sho.com/MusicMakers.
Coming up on the docket: Leave The World Behind: Swedish House Mafia's Final Tour, which opened at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival. The doc will premiere on Showtime this Friday on Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. and encore on Showtime 2 on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The documentary trails the breakup of Swedish House Mafia and their subsequent 'One Last Tour," the largest electronic tour in history, selling over 1 million tickets in one week.
Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued is on the tour list for Showtime on Nov. 21 and then run on Nov. 25.The documentary, which is produced by and directed by Sam Jones with Larry Jenkins serving as the executive producer, chronicles the recording of new music from long-lost lyrics penned by legendary songwriter Bob Dylan. The film is an exclusive and intimate look at five of today’s most acclaimed artists - Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) – as they create music, along with acclaimed Oscar-winning producer T Bone Burnett for two-dozen recently discovered lyrics written by Bob Dylan. Carol Cohen also serves as the documentary’s producer.
Other films that will air in Showtime 2's Tuesday night window include: Springsteen & I (Oct. 24), The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun, David Bowie: Five Years, Last Days Here and Big Easy Express.
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