Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Canadian Premiere Of “Socalled” Movie at Hot Docs


From a press release

reFrame Films and Canada's National Film Board (NFB) are very proud to announce The Socalled Movie’s Canadian premiere this May at Hot Docs in Toronto, one of the the most coveted doc festivals in the world. The film screens May 2nd and 4th.

Tickets and passes for this documentary directed by Garry Beitel are available at: http://www.hotdocs.ca/film/title/the_socalled_movie

Screenings of the film:

Sun, May 02 9:15 pm at Bloor Cinema.
Tue, May 04 11:30 am at The ROM Theatre.

Synopsis:

Meet Josh Dolgin aka Socalled. He’s unstoppable. A pianist, singer, arranger, rapper, producer and composer (and also a magician, filmmaker and visual artist), he’s blasting through the boundaries that separate music from different cultures, eras, and generations.

Socalled is a musical alchemist, always looking for the next old thing to make new again. The Socalled Movie shows him introducing funk trombone legend Fred Wesley (of James Brown fame) to klezmer music, while wowing Wesley with his knowledge of funk. When Dolgin comes across LPs from the 1950s by lounge pianist Irving Fields, he looks up 94-year-old Fields and inspires him to pen a new hit song.

Shot in Socalled’s Montreal neighbourhood where Hasidic Jews and hipsters crowd the sidewalks, and in New York, France and Ukraine, The Socalled Movie is a cinematic multi-faceted depiction of inspiration, collaboration and transformation.

Socalled defies category and refuses limitation. The “Socalled” Movie examines his energy from all angles and transmits the urgent creative spark to everyone watching: now’s your chance – go out there and make something!


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