High schooler Ruby, the only hearing member of her deaf family, has a good chance for a scholarship at a music college, but her family needs her badly as interpreter.
This is not a biography but a “perfect concert” that Hank Williams, on the night of his death in the back seat of his Cadillac, imagines he will give in a bar rather than the huge hall in Canton Ohio.
French Canadian filmmaker writer-director François Girard, who gave us the exquisite The Red Violin in 1998, gives us another film in which a violin is important. Instead of transpiring over several centuries, this film spans the years from Hitler’s invasion of Poland to the night of a concert in 1951 to the 80s when a …
This concert doc. intersperses Bruce Springsteen, his wife & a 30-member band playing in his barn with shots of the West, home videos, & Bruce commenting thoughtfully.
A jazz teacher, using cruel methods to push his percussionist student to achieve perfection, raises the question of what happened to kindness & inspiration?