Music on Film
Experience the process and ecstasy of transcendent musical performance across time and genre with the fifth edition of our hugely popular Music on Film series, showcasing some of the greatest music docs ever made.
These memorable screenings all include post-film discussions between special guests deeply involved in the docs’ subjects and Mervon Mehta, Artistic Director of the Royal Conservatory of Music, that are sure to illuminate and inspire.
Single Ticket: $16 (Members: $12, $10, Free) - see below
D: James Murdoch | Canada | 2016 | 82 min
Thousands of musicians were forced to flee Europe with the rise of the Third Reich. Hear the incredible stories of five composers who fled and how their lost masterpieces have been recovered.
A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM
D: Jean Bach | USA | 1994 | 60 min
Zoom in and out of the world-famous “class photograph” of America’s jazz legends, with archival performance footage, remarkable home video and rare interviews with masters present that day.
I AM THE BLUES
D: Daniel Cross | Canada | 2016 | 106 min | PG
In smoky juke joints and spirited church halls, this musical travelogue immerses us in the heart of the American South, featuring the last of the original blues legends.
THIRTY TWO SHORT FILMS ABOUT GLENN GOULD
D: François Girard | Canada, Netherlands, Portugal, Finland | 1993 | 98 min | PG
Through 32 elegantly constructed vignettes, audiences can here glimpse legendary pianist Glenn Gould from artist to financier, humourist to nature-lover, recluse to iconoclast.
A TODO COLOR
D: Randy Valdes | Cuba, USA | 2016 | 86 min
Through intimate interviews, some of Cuba’s leading artists chronicle their defiant personal journeys that changed the history of their country’s music.
WHAT WOULD BEETHOVEN DO?
D: Jonathan Keijser | USA, Canada | 2016 | 75 min
From an international choir connected by YouTube to a string quartet paired with a DJ, this high-energy, optimistic look at the exciting revolution that looks to bring classical music to a 21st century audience.