Music On Film

From classical to contemporary, this film and speaker series showcases some of the most inspiring music documentaries from around the world, pairing them with special guests selected by The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM).

Unless otherwise noted, all post-screening discussions will be moderated by Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, The Royal Conservatory of Music.

Single Ticket: $15 ($12 for Bloor members)
Series Pass: $58 ($47 for Bloor members) - BUY NOW

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VLADIMIR HOROWITZ: THE LAST ROMANTIC

D: Albert Maysles, David Maysles | USA | 1985 | 88 min | STC

Featuring intimate performances from the home of the award-winning classical pianist Vladimir Horowitz, The Last Romantic delves into his personal life and career as a world-famous musician. Screening with TWO HANDS: THE LEON FLEISHER STORY (17 min).

Includes post-screening Q&A with pianist Leon Fleisher, moderated by Dr. Peter Simon, CEO, The Royal Conservatory of Music.

TUE, NOV 25, 6:30 PM - BUY TICKETS



LET’S GET LOST

D: Bruce Weber | USA | 1988 | 120 min | STC

Let’s Get Lost reveals the life of legendary jazz artist Chet Baker who started making headlines in the 1950s. The film describes the origins and rise of the talented trumpet player and singer, featuring footage of Chet’s family, friends and fellow musicians from the West Coast jazz movement.

Includes post-screening Q&A with jazz musician Pat LaBarbera.

TUE, JAN 27, 6:30 PM - BUY TICKETS



CALLE 54

D: Fernando Trueba | Spain, France | 2000 | 105 min | STC

Acclaimed as one of the best motion pictures ever made about music, the vibrant Calle 54 offers an incredible behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of Grammy Award winner Tito Puente and some of the greatest Latin jazz artists of our time.

Includes post-screening Q&A with special guest.

TUE, FEB 24, 6:30 PM - BUY TICKETS



THIS AIN’T NO MOUSE MUSIC

D: Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling | USA | 2013 | 92 min | STC

Roots music icon Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records, has fought back against corporate “mouse music” since 1960. This Ain’t No Mouse Music follows Strachwitz from Texas to New Orleans, Cajun country, and Appalachia, on his passionate quest to find the musical soul of America.

Includes post-screening Q&A with special guest.

TUE, MAR 31, 6:30 PM - BUY TICKETS



Past Screenings

FADOS
D: Carlos Saura | Portugal, Spain | 2007 | 92 min | STC

Fados completes the musical trilogy of award-winning Carlos Saura films, including Flamenco (1995) and Tango (1998). Using Lisbon as a backdrop, Saura explores Portugal’s most emblematic musical genre, fado. The result is a ravishing fusion of cinema, song, instruments and dance. In Portuguese, with English subtitles.