Sembène Film Festival: Erroll Garner 'No One Can Hear You Read'Monday, December 2, 2019 @ 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a screening of Erroll Garner ‘No One Can Hear You Read’ presented by Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival. This program will held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar with a run-time of 52 minutes.
In a triumphant career that lasted forty years, Erroll Garner pushed the playability of the piano to its limits, developed an international reputation, and made an indelible mark on the jazz world. And yet, his story has never been told until filmmaker Atticus Brady took on this task. Brady’s film explores Erroll’s childhood in Pittsburgh; his meteoric rise in popularity while playing on 52nd street – NYC’s famed jazz epicenter. The film also looks at the origins of his most famous album (Concert by the Sea) and his most famous composition (Misty); his singular, virtuosic piano style; and his dynamic personality, both on and off the stage.
Sembène – The Film & Art Festival – is a group of scholars, activists and film aficionados. Our mission is to celebrate the life, showcase the work and honor the legacy of African Filmmaker Ousmane Sembène, through film and other complementary cultural events. The Festival serves both as a vehicle and catalyst: to honor the life, work and legacy of Ousmane Sembène and to showcase film makers and other art/cultural events that speak, unflinchingly, to the important issues facing the modern African Diaspora.