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Docs@TheByre: Piano to Zanskar (Michael Sulima, 2018)

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Docs@TheByre: Piano to Zanskar (Michael Sulima, 2018)

Join us at The Byre on 24 April 5pm for a delighteful musical odyssey in the screening of audience favourite Piano to Zanskar along with a Q&A with the film’s director, Michael Sulima and producer, Jarek Kotomski. Free but ticketed. https://byretheatre.com/events/cinema-docs-piano-to-zanskar/


Retired piano tuner Desmond O’Keeffe embarks on a quest to bring an upright piano to a primary school in the isolated village of Lingshed, located in the Himalayas, 14,000 feet about sea level. If successful, it will be the highest piano delivery in history. Join Desmond, his companions, plus some yaks and ponies on this delightful, beautiful, and occasionally harrowing journey.

From The Hollywood Reporter: “The characters keep us engaged, and Sulima, who doubled as cinematographer, achieves startling and frightening sequences throughout the journey. The stirring conclusion should satisfy all but the most cynical in the audience… Thanks to this immersive piece of filmmaking, adventurous audiences may well want to tag along.”– Stephen Farber.

NOMINATED: Audience Award – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018


About Docs@The Byre: Celebrating the Cinematic Documentary

Documentaries don’t just inform us about the world. They inspire, delight, and immerse us in the world.  They engage and exhilarate with their stories, characters, images, and sounds. They take us places we haven’t even imagined of going. And yet, documentary gets a bad rap. People treat it like the broccoli of the film kingdom: good for you but not necessarily pleasurable— more talking heads for the telly than a spectacle at the cinema. By showing compelling documentaries on the big screen and holding conversations with documentary professionals and scholars, Docs@TheByre sets the record straight.  After all, documentaries may have something to teach us but there’s also a lot we can learn about documentary— and should learn in this age of ‘post-truth’.


April 24
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Leshu Torchin
Centre for Film Studies


Byre Theatre- Studio
Abbey Street
St Andrews, KY16 9LA
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