About The Event:
Saturday, September 22nd at 7:00pm the Jarvis Conservatory Theatre in Napa CA will screen two short films from the Oscar winning filmmaker, John Korty. "John Allair Digs In" and "Miracle in a Box." John Korty, John Allair, and John Callahan will be present for an audience discussion after the screening.
Admission is $10 at the door.
There will be a 15 minute intermission between films.
Complimentary wine and tapas at intermission.
"John Allair Digs In"
John Allair is the original rock 'n roll piano player of Marin County. Long before Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead, he got his fellow students at San Rafael High dancing to music none of them had heard before. He and buddy, Pete Lind, at the tender age of 16, got everyone rocking. The film traces his days playing with Van Morrison, Terry Haggerty, Phil Lesh and many others. Offering their own memories are Huey Lewis, Mark Isham, Maria Muldar Elvin Bishop, music critic Joel Selvin, and Will Costa.
Miracle in a Box is an inspiring film about the coming together of three events: the bequest of a grand piano, the student competition to win it, and the months and months of work required to make it sing again. Appearing on screen are Garrick Ohlsson, touring concert pianist; Jake Heggie, opera composer; Tammy Hall, jazz artist; Frederick Hodges, music stylist; Jerry Kuderna, Bay Area modernist; and Steve Willis, blues and boogie songwriter and performer. The narration is spoken by the distinguished actor, John Lithgow.
Beyond the world of music, the documentary also provides a good look at some alternative ways to improve the American workplace, the quality of its products and the rewards for its employees.
For More Information on John Allair visit his Website.
More Information on Callahan Piano visit their Website.
John Korty is a legendary workhorse in the film industry. With a multi-genre body of work that would inspire any film grad, a list of awards that endorses his virtuosity and a perpetual recognized passion for humanity in his creations, John Korty's forty year film industry track record is something to be celebrated.
"John Allair Digs In" and "Miracle in a Box" are two of his latest accomplishments. Come celebrate them with us.
For more on John Korty, visit his Website.
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Napa CA 94559