Acclaimed Pakistani doco 'Song of Lahore' to be Screened in Sydney on 4th Nov 2015!
Film industry champion and veteran, Peter Castaldi talks up his latest pick 'Song of Lahore' screening at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta on Wednesday November 4 2015 from 6.30pm. Join the Q&A after the screening with Izzat Majeed the Sachal Studios Founder and subject of the documentary (via Skype).
Pete Castaldi is a 35 year veteran of the Australian screen industries. His passion is film. He also presents Screening Jets every Sunday night from 10.30 on 2SER 107.3 Sydney https://www.mixcloud.com/peter-castaldi/ https://www.facebook.com/ScreenJets
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Ronnie Scheib in his online review on Variety.com outlines the film, "In “Song of Lahore,” a skillfully crafted documentary from Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and tyro filmmaker Andy Schocken, a small group of Pakistani classical musicians must travel to New York to gain some measure of the respect and acclaim their ancestors enjoyed as inheritors of a centuries-long tradition of artistic excellence. With the imposition of sharia law in the late 1970s, Pakistani orchestras were disbanded and musicians vilified, even killed. But when an amazing recording of Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five” on traditional Pakistani instruments goes viral, East meets West in improvisational harmony. A fascinating study in cross-cultural pollination, “Song” positively sings."
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