Add to Calendar20231021 14:3020231021 23:59:00America/New_YorkMontclair Film Festival | AMERICAN SYMPHONYDoors open at 2:30 PM. More show details at: https://wellmonttheater.com/shows/montclair-film-festival-american-symphony/The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St, Montclair, NJ 07042
About Montclair Film Festival | AMERICAN SYMPHONY
In his new film AMERICAN SYMPHONY, Academy Award-nominated director Matthew Heineman (CARTEL LAND, THE FIRST WAVE, RETROGRADE) turns his camera away from the global conflicts that have defined his award-winning career and toward something altogether different. What begins as a portrait of the composer and musician Jon Batiste’s attempt to realize his vision for a symphonic composition is transformed by the harrowing realities of life when celebrated author Suleika Jaouad, who is married to Batiste, receives a diagnosis that her cancer has returned. Filled with life, tenderness, and beautiful music, AMERICAN SYMPHONY is a creative triumph of collaboration and an intimate portrait of artistic perseverance through the power of love.
Q&A with Documentary Filmmaker Award winner Matthew Heineman, Jon Batiste, and Suleika Jaouad follows the screening.