SERENADE FOR HAITI
First show: October 27
A classical music school in the heart of Port-au-Prince, Haiti thrives despite decades of entrenched poverty and political strife. When a catastrophic earthquake completely destroys the school in 2010, a stunned and devastated faculty and student body must pick up the pieces and find a way to move forward.
Filmed over a seven-year period that began before the earthquake of 2010, Serenade for Haiti (Serenad pou Ayiti) illustrates the incredible power of music, art and education to hold together one community through tragedy, upheaval and uncertainty.
Directed by the award-winning documentary filmmaker Owsley Brown (Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles; Music Makes a City), the film probes the fragile connections that bind generations as faculty and students commit to maintaining and passing down the musical legacy of their troubled country. Featuring the vivid cinematography of Marcel Cabrera and sound design by Academy Award winner (for Apocalypse Now), Richard Beggs (Children of Men; Lost in Translation; The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), the film ventures deep into the streets of urban Port-au-Prince and journeys into Haiti’s diverse and beautiful rural regions. The soundtrack features the compositions of Haiti’s important classical composers whose work has until now been largely undiscovered by international audiences.
Directed by Owsley Brown. In Haitian Creole and French with English Subtitles Not yet MPAA rated. 70 mins.
Additional showtimes TBA!