Music Box is a collection of documentary films created by Bill Simmons (Andre The GiantShowbiz Kids) exploring pivotal moments in the music world. The first film in the series, Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage, tells the story of Woodstock ‘99, a music festival promoted to echo unity and counterculture idealism of the original 1969 concert, but instead devolved into riots, looting, and sexual assaults. Directed by Garret Price (Love, Antosha), the documentary premieres July 23. 

Subsequent films in the Music Box series, each helmed by a different director, will start airing in late fall 2021 and include:

 

  • Jagged: An intimate exploration of Alanis Morissette and her groundbreaking 1995 album Jagged Little Pill; Directed by Alison Klayman.
  • Untitled DMX: A film with rare access to the late rapper after his release from prison – a portrait of a man struggling with addiction, fame, and his inner demons in the final years of his life; Directed by Christopher Frierson.
  • Listening to Kenny G: An examination of the most popular instrumentalist of all time and why he is polarizing to so many; Directed by Penny Lane.
  • Mr. Saturday Night: The untold story of Robert Stigwood and how he amped the disco era; Directed by John Maggio.
  • Untitled Juice WRLD: A film exploring how the late hip-hop star impacted a genre during his short life; Directed by Tommy Oliver.
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  • Music Box series is a Ringer Films Production in association with Polygram Entertainment.

 

Huge crowd at outdoor stage that reads "Woodstock 99"
Bill Simmons Wants to Make Rewatchable Music Docs

The Music Box creator is bringing a different approach to the traditional music documentary, starting with Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage.

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