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2020 Classical Arts Film Festival

FILM BLOCK ONE - OPENING CELEBRATION
Thursday, September 24th 
7:00pm
Jarvis Conservatory
Tickets are $15

The event begins with two very special documentary films, each having a unique approach to the celebration of the arts as well as an insight into the passion that drives individuals to pursue an arts profession.

CARVING THE DIVINE  - Buddist Sculptors Of Japan

Directed and Produced by
Yujiro Seki

The documentary Carving the Divine offers a rare and intimate look into the life and artistic process of modern-day Busshi practitioners of a 1400 year lineage of woodcarving thats at the heart of Japanese, Mahayana Buddhism.

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PLAYING WITH FIRE - Jeannette Sorrell and the Mysteries of Conducting 

Directed by Allan Miller
Produced by Allan Miller & Gina Maria Leonetti

Jeannette Sorrell, told by the Juilliard School and the Cleveland Orchestra that no one will hire a woman conductor, forms her own Baroque orchestra, Apollos Fire, to immediate acclaim. This is the first film that shows how a conductor converts the dots on a printed score into musical phrases she can hear, and how the musicians almost miraculously transform her expressive gestures into an exciting performance.

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