Fri, Sep 07 | BUFA - Berliner Union Film

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE PIANO + Q&A

Preview screening of the acclaimed documentary about the Grammy-winning composer, virtuoso pianist and entertainer known as Chilly Gonzales. Director Philipp Jedicke will join via Skype after the screening for a Q&A.
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Time & Location

Sep 07, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
BUFA - Berliner Union Film, Oberlandstraße 26-35, 12099 Berlin, Germany

About The Event

Berlin Film Society and Berliner Union Film

present

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE PIANO + Q&A

by Philipp Jedicke

Germany, 2018

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Regular ticket €10

Student (bring valid student ID) €8

Last up in Berlin Film Society's Summer Film Series is a special preview screening of the acclaimed documentary Shut up and Play the Piano about the Grammy-winning composer, virtuoso pianist and entertainer known as Chilly Gonzales.

Director Philipp Jedicke will join us via Skype after the screening for a Q&A.

Criss-crossing between rap, electro and solo piano music, he became the outrageous pop performer who invited himself to the ivory tower of classical music. The eccentric artist inspires and collaborates with the likes of Feist, Jarvis Cocker, Peaches, Daft Punk and Drake.

Doors: 19:30

Film: 20:30

Q&A: 22:00

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ABOUT THE FILM

The film follows Gonzales from his native Canada to late 90's underground Berlin, and via Paris to the world's great philharmonic halls. It dives deep into the dichotomy of Gonzales' stage persona, where self-doubt and megalomania are just two sides of the same coin.

The playfulness of Gonzales' character is mirrored in the look of the film. Using Gonzales' extensive video archive in a rather unorthodox manner, Shut Up And Play The Piano explores his persona by interweaving newly shot interviews and concert scenes with fictional materials of totally different time periods. Reality and fiction blur together as we embark on a trip through Chilly Gonzales' world.

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