Why is it that when times are tough, things like movie and concert tickets only seem to get more expensive? Well, don’t worry: We feel your financial pain. As cities across the country gear up for summers packed with free shows and screenings, we want to make sure you know that you don’t have to live in a major metropolis (or risk bug bites and butt numbness) to get your gratis film and music fix. The internet abounds with excellent music documentaries you can watch right on your computer. Check out ten of our favorites, from the Pixies to the Flaming Lips, after the jump.
RiP! A Remix Manifesto (2009)
It’s only natural that you should be able to watch a documentary that takes on the issue of copyright in 21st century for free online. Brett Gaylor’s film touches base with just about every icon of the information freedom movement, from Cory Doctorow to Creative Commons. But the movie’s true star is Gregg Gillis, a.k.a. Girl Talk.