Thursday June 28th, at 12:30PM,
Two Films about Opera Premiere at the Palmerston Library (Google Maps)
“The People’s Tenor” (Scotland/UK)
Co-Directors, Mark Ubsdell and Roger Grant
Short Documentary 59:14
Scottish Opera singer, John Innes, performs on the streets for over 13 years selling his home recorded CDs. At 47, and fearing his time to ‘make it’ is running out, he desperately gambles his life savings to record his debut album with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, and then launches a UK concert tour to promote it! Filmed in 3 countries over 2 years, John’s heart wrenching journey will make you both cringe and cheer, and may even make you rethink the definition of success.
“a particularly impressive film and very thought provoking experience”
~Tom Clarke, CBE, Member of Parliament and former Minister of Film
“an inspiring tale” ~ Scottish Sunday Post
“a poignant message about the TV talent show culture” ~ Edinburgh Evening News
Keywords: Independent, Culture, Art, Music Profile, Biography, Opera, Scotland, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Katherine Jenkins
A feature documentary about provocative world famous artist, Gottfried Helnwein, and his work designing the costumes and sets for the never before seen opera in Tel Aviv, Israel. This new opera was written by Israel’s most famous playwright, Hanoch Levin, who passed away in 1999. Gottfried feels his work is so similar to Hanoch’s words he holds true to the story with his profoundly disturbing images, only to discover the opera’s Director has different ideas of how the story should be presented. Gottfried’s conflict with the Director creates tension for the entire creative team. After opening night, the Israeli press writes, “RUN don’t walk to see The Child’s Dream”.
Keywords: Drama, Educational, Children Live Action, Avant-garde, Dance, Human Rights, Independent, Period/Historical, Culture, Art, Spiritual, Social Issue, History, Music, Opera, Halocaust, Art Design, Children’s Rights, Hanoch Levin, Israel
RSVP Your Seat: Thursday June 28 – 12:30PM
See “The People’s Tenor” and “Gottfried Helnwein And The Dreaming Child”
and other great Films during
TORONTO COMMUNITY FILM DAY!
Admission *PWYC or *Non-Perishable Food Donation