The White House Overture premieres at the Montreal World Film Festival, August 23-24

white_house_oThe new documentary film about one of the most unique venues in Orlando will receive it’s premiere screening at the Montreal World Film Festival on August 23rd and 24th.

About
Benoit Glazer and his wife built a concert hall in their Orlando home to share unique experiences of music and art with everyone.
Description
Montréal-born Benoit Glazer has been making music professionally since 1981. He is a trumpet player, arranger and a conductor for Cirque du Soleil, La Nouba in Orlando, Florida. His love for music runs deep, so deep, in 2007 he and his wife built a concert hall in their house. Just about every Sunday night strangers (who become friends) gather in their living room to share a unique experience of music and art. Admission is a dish, snacks or a bottle of wine. They’ve hosted over 400 concerts, musicians from 24 countries along with 300 artists. The Timucua white house is quickly becoming a cultural icon in Orlando.
Production Team
Director : Steve Radley
Screenwriter : Steve Radley
Cinematographer : Steve Radley
Editor : Steve Radley
Film production and Sales : Prod.: Steve Radley, Restless Realm Films, 1135 Summerlin Ave. Orlando, Floride (États-Unis), tél.: 407-758-0268, sradley@me.com
Director
Steve Radley graduated in communications from the University of Wisconsin. He has produced and directed short video web vignettes for various companies.
Projections
Saturday August 23, 2014 – 12:40 PM – CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 15
Saturday August 23, 2014 – 07:30 PM – CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 15
Sunday August 24, 2014 – 04:40 PM – CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 15

The documentary opens and closes with excerpts from my string quartet, Set Fire to Have Light, which was performed at the White House during the time the documentary was being filmed in May 2013.

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CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

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