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)
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 and short performance by folk musician Ken Whiteley.
TUE, MAR 31, 6:30 PM - BUY TICKETS
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.
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).
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.
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.