Big Easy Express. Directed by Emmett Malloy (The White Stripes Under Great Northern Lights), Big Easy Express rides the rails across the western United States, chronicling a five-city tour with the simpatico folk bands Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show, playing and singing their own songs before climaxing with a cover of Woody Guthrie’s “This Train Is Bound for Glory.” Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center.
Charles Bradley: Soul of America. Poull Brien’s documentary focuses on Charles Bradley, who looks back on a life of poverty and struggle and, with the help of Daptones Records founder Gabriel Roth, transforms himself from a James Brown cover act to a soul singer with a singular sound who releases his debut album at age 62. Friday at 5 p.m. at the Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center.