The Violin Teacher
Directed by Sergio Machado
*****SPECIAL EVENT! FILM & MUSIC*****Inspired by a real project which has seen school students in Heliopolis, the biggest favela in São Paulo, getting the opportunity to learn how to play classical music. Based on true events, this movie tells the story of Laerte, a talented violinist who after failing to be admitted into the OSESP São Paulo Symphony Orchestra is forced to teach a music class to teenagers in a run down public school in Heliopolis, the biggest favela in São Paulo. His path is full of difficulties, but the transforming power of music and the friendship arising between the professor and his students open doors into a new world.This project is the Brazilian version of Venezuela’s now famous “El Sistema” youth orchestra project, which also inspired “Mozart In The Jungle.”The film screens at 7:30pm.LIVE MUSIC AT 6:30pmStudent musicians from the Santa Rosa Symphony’s “El Sistema” Simply Strings Honor Ensemble conducted by Timothy Zieminski, perform before the film at 6:30pm.
Following the film there will be a discussion about the transforming power of music with the Santa Rosa Symphony Director of Education and Simply Strings Coordinator. Proceeds will help support the Simply Strings program.
Rainy Day Chocolate Company offers tea, coffee, Feijoada – a delicious traditional Brazilian stew and chocolate truffles.
Muscardini Cellars sells wine by glass. Please no outside alcohol.
Picnics are also welcome.
Screenplay: Machado, Maria Adelaide Amaral, Marcelo Gomes, Marta Nehring
Arts in Film, Cinema of Conscience, Special Event / 60 minsStudent musicians from the Santa Rosa Symphony's "El Sistema" Simply Strings Honor Ensemble conducted by Timothy Zieminski, perform before the film.
Precedes: The Violin Teacher