Wednesday, April 29, 2015
AT THE BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA ON MAY 11—ONE NIGHT ONLY!
FEATURING A PERFORMANCE BY JUSTIN KAUFLIN
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and The Royal Conservatory of Music are honouring the legacy of the late jazz trumpeter Clark Terry with a magnificent evening filled with music and film. The night kicks off with a screening of Hot Docs 2014 Top Ten Audience Favourite, KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON (D: Alan Hicks, USA, 2014, 84 min, PG), followed by a performance and Q&A, on Monday, May 11, at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West).
Legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry played alongside Charlie Barnet, Count Basie and Duke Ellington, and mentored a young Miles Davis and Quincy Jones. At 93 he continued to leave his indelible mark, working with the next generation of young and emerging musicians. KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON is a powerful story about Terry and his mentorship of Justin Kauflin, a 23-year-old blind piano prodigy, which celebrates the wonder of music, perseverance and friendship.
As a tribute to Terry, film subject Justin Kauflin will perform a few selections following the screening. Terry’s close friend Kelly Peterson (wife of Oscar Peterson) and goddaughter Celine Peterson (daughter of Oscar Peterson) will participate in a post-screening Q&A with Mervon Mehta, Executive Director, Performing Arts, The Royal Conservatory of Music.
KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON screening date and time:
Monday, May 11 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $18 each (Bloor members: $15, $13, Free). Tickets can be purchased at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema box office (506 Bloor St. W.) or online at www.bloorcinema.com.
Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, will present its 22nd annual edition from April 23–May 3, 2015. An outstanding selection of 210 documentaries from Canada and around the world will be presented to Toronto audiences and international delegates. Hot Docs will also mount a full roster of conference sessions and market events and services for documentary practitioners, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum, Hot Docs Deal Maker and The Doc Shop. In partnership with Blue Ice Group, Hot Docs operates the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, a century-old landmark located in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood. For more information, please visit www.hotdocs.ca.
The Royal Conservatory of Music is one of the largest and most respected music and arts education institutions in the world. Providing the definitive standard of excellence in music education through its curriculum, assessment, performance, and teacher education programs, The Conservatory has had a substantial impact on the lives of millions of people globally. In addition, the organization has helped to train a number of internationally celebrated artists including Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, David Foster, Sarah McLachlan, Angela Hewitt, and Diana Krall. Motivated by its powerful mission to develop human potential through music and the arts, The Royal Conservatory has emerged over the last two decades as a leader in the development of arts-based programs that address a wide range of social issues. For more information, please visit www.rcmusic.ca.