Rehoboth Beach Film Society's On Screen/In Person series presents "In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland"

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Rehoboth Beach Film Society's On Screen/In Person series presents "In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland"

Time: November 12, 2011 from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Movies at Midway
Street: Rte One
City/Town: Rehoboth Beach
Website or Map: http://www.rehobothfilm.com
Phone: 302-645-9095
Event Type: film, screening, and, discussion
Organized By: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Latest Activity: Nov 1, 2011

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 12, 2011

 

For more information, please contact:

Wendi Dennis

 Rehoboth Beach Film Society

107 Truitt Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

302-645-9095, ext 2

wendi@rehobothfilm.com

 

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is pleased to present “In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland”, the third film in the On Screen/In Person touring series. The film will be screened Saturday, November 12, during the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival.

 

“In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland” documents the life and career of jazz legend Marian McPartland as a musician, composer, and host of National Public Radio’s Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz. A native of England, McPartland arrived in America in 1948 with her husband Jimmy McPartland and established herself as a leading musician in the male dominated jazz world. Now 93, McPartland tells her own story through interviews filmed over 4 years. The film features McPartland’s own harmonically rich compositions and piano improvisations. She is seen performing and regaling audiences with her wit and stories in clubs, concerts, as well as Piano Jazz recording sessions with Dr. Billy Taylor, Elvis Costello, Dave Brubeck, Diana Krall, Bill Frisell, Nnenna Freelon, Renee Rosnes, Dick Hyman, and others. The film features McPartland’s own musical compositions and improvisations rich with harmonic inventions and lovely melody lines. [Dir. Huey, 2011, US, video, 85 mins.]

There will be a Q & A session with the director, Huey, after the screening. Huey has been making films on artists, education, the environment, and the state of Maine for 30 years. His films have been shown at film festivals and on television throughout the United States and in Europe. “In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland” is his sixth feature.

 

For information about purchasing tickets to this and other Film Festival screenings, please visit www.rehobothfilm.com.  

 

Rehoboth Beach Film Society is please to be selected by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation to be a host site for the first year of the On Screen/In person film touring program. The goal of the program is to bring the vision of some of the country’s best independent filmmakers to a broad audience throughout the mid-Atlantic region, especially in communities with limited access to their work. On Screen/In Person will tour six new independent, American films, including animation, documentary, experimental, and narrative work accompanied by the filmmaker. On Screen/In person is made possible by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program and the Delaware Division of the Arts.

 

The mission of the RBFS is to promote the art of film and, through outreach initiatives, to entertain, educate, and enrich the cultural life of local and extended communities. The Film Society sponsors monthly screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (November 9-13, 2011). The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit www.rehobothfilm.com, or call 645-9095.

 

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