Published Jun 01, 2017Toronto's ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival is set to return for its 13th edition this July, bringing "first-rate, no-niche film, documentaries and live script reads from around the world" to the provincial capital. Before the fest rolls around, organizers have put the spotlight on three music documentaries set to screen at the 2017 edition.
Director Ben Proudfoot's Montage: Great Film Composers and the Piano tops the bill with its Toronto premiere. The film finds Grammy award-winning classical pianist Gloria Cheng challenging some of the world's most celebrated film composers, such as John Williams, Randy Newman and Michael Giacchino, to write original pieces for solo piano.
The festival will also screen Australian director Fiona Cochrane's 25 Tracks, which follows two musicians challenging themselves to create a new, original song every two weeks through finding and employing independent musicians in Melbourne. ReelHeART will close its 2017 in screening Stephanie Volk's Long Road Home, which follows the journey of Canadian pop star Alfie Zappacosta and his love-hate relationship with the music industry.
Further programming and advance ticketing information can be found at ReelHeART's official website.