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CALIFORNIA PREMIERE | CANADA/USA, 2016, HD, 89 mins.
SCREENING: SATURDAY, JUNE 4 @ 10:15AM
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Jonathan Keijser
PRODUCERS: Jonathan Keijser, Veronica An, Sabrina Skau, Daniel Beresh
FEATURING: Benjamin Zander, Eric Whitacre, Britlin Losee, Dinuk Wijeratne
Classical music doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being hip. For too long it’s been seen as a stuffy genre for the high cultured elite. WHAT WOULD BEETHOVEN DO? follows a number of renegades, from composers flirting with modern mediums, to young musicians dedicated to changing the narrative, to a man who works with tabla players to turntablists.
This documentary captures the rise of an exciting revolution happening from within. These innovative individuals are breaking the stereotypes and bringing classical music to a 21st century audience. At its core, it’s about why we create art and why we should care about art in our society.