It's Day 14 of our 16 Days of Staff Picks! Today's favorites feature films that fire you up and make you want to pick up an instrument and jam. Here are today's staff picks:
1 Giant Leap II: What About Me? tells a story 4 years in the making about directors Duncan Bridgeman and Jamie Cato and their journey across 50 locations around the world to collect the wisdom and music of other cultures. Music being the core of the film, it starts out with a pre-composed backtrack and seamlessly incorporates the music featured in different parts of the world. An unforgettable and unconventional documentary, this film will stun, entertain, and inspire you to get your creative juices flowing.
Our second documentary featured in today's staff picks is Lee's 88 Keys. You may not know her name, but Lee Shaw is a legend among musicians. Having worked with many artists (Lionel Hampton, Oscar Peterson, and John Madeski), the film is filled with music, history, and a multitude of anecdotes. Experience Shaw's love of music and passion for jazz as director Susan Robbins takes you on a journey through the life of Lee Shaw and how she became a renowned name in music history.
Director Duncan Bridgeman will be joined by composer/musician Stewart Copeland and spiritual musician Krishna Das for this year's Music in Film panel to discuss their documentary, 1 Giant Leap II: What About Me? Join them and moderator Doreen Ringer-Ross in an entertaining and fascinating discussion about music in the film industry as it relates to films in general as well as their film featured at this year's festival.
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