The New Orleans Film Festival, Oct. 16-Oct. 23, will include a programming sidebar featuring eight films about music and musicians.

The festival’s keeping{SCORE} series is inspired by the city’s music history and local audiences’ interest in films about music.

This year’s music films include “The Big Beat,” the new documentary about Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew (Oct. 23), and “Big Star: Live in Memphis” (Oct. 20 and Oct. 22), the only known full-length, multi-camera concert film of Big Star in concert. Memphis band Big Star featured the late Alex Chilton, a longtime New Orleans resident.

The other keeping{SCORE} films are:

“B.B. King: The Life of Riley,” a documentary about the blues singer-guitarist, from his Mississippi childhood and to his music stardom (Oct. 19 and Oct. 22).

“The Case of the Three-Sided Dream,” a documentary about multi-instrumentalist and political activist Rahsaan Roland Kirk (Oct. 19 and Oct. 22).

“Jingle Bell Rocks!”, a film about alternative Christmas music featuring collectors, DJs, musicologists, producers and such Christmas fanatics as director John Waters (Oct. 19 and Oct. 20).

“Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark,” a documentary about the black singer and actor whose voice, talent and charisma helped become a mainstream star in the Jim Crow era (Oct. 20 and Oct. 22).

“The Possibilities Are Endless,” a film about Edwyn Collins (“A Girl Like You”), the singer-songwriter who suffered a stroke that left him in a coma, after which he could only say two phrases, “Grace Maxwell” (his wife’s name) and “the possibilities are endless” (Oct. 19 and Oct. 22).

All-access passes for the New Orleans Film Festival are on sale at www.neworleansfilmfestival.org ($200 for NOFS members, $250 for non-members).

All-access passes do not guarantee admission to the opening night film. A limited quantity of opening night tickets are available only to all-access pass holders on a first-come first-served basis, beginning at noon on Thursday, Sept. 25.

General admission for all other NOFF screenings (including closing night) go on sale Wednesday, Oct. 1 for film society members and Monday, Oct. 13th for non-members at www.neworleansfilmfestival.org.