Pipe Dreams

Showings

Scotiabank Theatre 4 Sun, Apr 28, 2019 3:15 PM
CC
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3 Tue, Apr 30, 2019 9:00 PM
CC
Isabel Bader Theatre Fri, May 3, 2019 10:00 AM
CC
Film Info
Runtime:78
Copyright:2018
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Rating:G
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
French
German
Mandarin
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Artscapes
Film Subjects:Music & Musicians
Canada
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Website:http://www.pipedreamsdoc.ca
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Stacey Tenenbaum
Producer(s):Stacey Tenenbaum
Editor(s):Howard Goldberg
Writer(s):Stacey Tenenbaum
Cinematography:Pierre-Etienne Bordeleau
Composer:Tim Rideout
Sound:Michel Gauvin

Description

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In a house of worship, devotion takes many forms. Aiming to master the world's largest instrument, five young organists compete in the prestigious Canadian International Organ Competition, culminating in a captivating finale at Montreal's historic Notre-Dame Basilica. This high-stakes event, with over $100,000 in prize money, attracts top musicians from around the world. They each attempt to transcend their hallowed surroundings on a magnificent Casavant organ constructed from 7,000 pipes. Hang on to your pew as the film travels from Texas to China, observing the eccentric and exacting competitors who demonstrate incredible dexterity while pushing every limb to bend this immense instrument to their creative will. As the final chords reverberate through cathedral rafters, one champion will emerge. Alexander Rogalski

Co-presented with Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory

Included Shorts

That's My Jazz (14min) More

Additional Information

  • NOW - 4 Stars, "Nail-biting tension."
  • POV - An interview with Pipe Dreams director Stacey Tenenbaum
  • One Movie Our Views - "A compelling and rousing documentary to watch."