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GENGHIS BLUES

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Warkworth Town Hall

21 Neville Street

Warkworth, Auckland 0910

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GENGHIS BLUES (2000)

88 Min. - USA - M - DIRECTED BY ROKO BELIC

At once whimsical and profound, Genghis Blues chronicles the journey of blind blues legend Paul Pena as he discovers the ancient art of Tuvan throat singing and participates in the national competition. Belic's brand of freestyle filmmaking brings an infectious energy to this documentary, which is both a powerful, personal portrait of a musician and the story of a unique cultural exchange. It all started with a 1977 dinner conversation in which renowned physicist Richard Feynman challenged his friend Ralph Leighton to find Tuva on the map. There it was, wedged between Siberia and Mongolia, and soon the two men became the first Americans to travel to Tuva. They eventually paved the way for the country's most famous singer, Kongar-ol Ondar, to perform in the United States. At about the same time, Paul Pena was scanning his shortwave radio and stumbled upon one of Ondar's songs. Fascinated, he spent the next decade teaching himself the techniques by which a singer can produce up to four notes simultaneously. Serendipity brought Pena to Ondar's stateside performance, and two years later, Pena and an eclectic group of filmmakers and musicians made a remarkable journey to Tuva. Where Pena suffers personal injustice from being black and disabled at home, he experiences overwhelming acceptance, respect, and admiration in Tuva. Belic's playfully earnest camera captures Pena's excitement as he travels through the country, experiencing the drama of competition, witnessing spectacular performances, and astounding audiences with his musical ability. Genghis Blues is a testament to the transformative powers of music. (c) RottenTomatoes

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Sounds on Screen Music Documentary Film Festival

Experience some of the world’s best music reimagined on film. Stunning projection accompanies the crisp sounds at the newly-restored, historic Warkworth Town Hall from the 1st to the 4th of June 2017 making up New Zealand’s music documentary film festival, Sounds on Screen.

Not only do you get a great experience, but you also contribute to the Warkworth Town Hall as proceeds from the festival are part of a fundraiser for the Hall.

Beanbags available at the venue along with a selection of snacks and beverages.


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In addition to being able to buy individual film tickets, we're offering the highly discounted Choose-4 festival passes. MORE INFO AND BUY FESTIVAL PASS



ALL SOUNDS ON SCREEN EVENTS:


FRIDAY 1 JUNE

5:30 PM - ROCKSTEADY - THE ROOTS OF REGGAE

8 PM - JOE COCKER - MAD DOG WITH SOUL

SATURDAY 2 JUNE

10:30 AM - THE SOUND OF HER GUITAR

3 PM - MICHAEL JACKSON'S THIS IS IT

5:30 PM - 20 FEET FROM STARDOM

8 PM - FESTIVAL EXPRESS

SUNDAY 3 JUNE

10:30 AM - SHERLOCK JR AND SHORTS

3 PM - DIE WIESENBERGER - NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOWBUSINESS

5:30 PM - GENGHIS BLUES

8 PM - PRINCE SIGN 'O' THE TIMES




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