SYMPHONY IN D

World Premiere

DIRECTED BY Dennis Scholl, Marlon Johnson

Country: USA
Language: English

Running Time: 53min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award

This soaring documentary from Dennis Scholl and Miami native Marlon Johnson—whose Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound world premiered at the Festival in 2014—tracks the highly unusual and inspired collaboration between Pulitzer Prize-nominated musician Tod Machover and the people of Detroit.

Machover received over 15,000 individual contributions; bars of music, but also field recordings capturing the everyday sounds of the city. Over 13 months Machover assembles the material and shapes it into a symphony for the Motor City, to be performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slatkin and accompanied by Detroit citizens. Symphony in D is the awe-inspiring profile of this unique celebration of a great American metropolis.

This film is also featured in the 2017 Film Festival’s Florida Focus and Reel Music Film Categories.

 

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credits

Director: Dennis Scholl, Marlon Johnson
Producer: Dennis Scholl, Marlon Johnson

Music: Tod Machover
Cinematographer: John Anderson Beavers
Editor: Kontaxis Konstania

Subjects: Tod Machover

Dennis Scholl, Marlon Johnson

Dennis Scholl is a documentary filmmaker focusing on arts and culture. His directorial credits include “Theaster Gates” (13), Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound (14), which world premiered at the Festival, and Symphony in D (17), all of which were co-directed by Marlon Johnson.

Marlon Johnson is a Miami native. His directorial credits include “Theaster Gates” (13), Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound (14), which world premiered at the Festival, and Symphony in D (17), all of which were co-directed by Dennis Scholl.

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