The New York Times Op-Docs and the Museum of Tolerance invite you to a special virtual screening of the new film

From Executive Producer Ava DuVernay

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 6 PM PT / 9 PM ET


“An indelible slice of virtuoso filmmaking...The two voices create a wonderful harmony, like one hand tickling the ivories of a keyboard while the other manages the chords. Dazzlingly cut together with a sprightly touch, A Concerto Is a Conversation plays with delicate musicality. It’s a delightful work played with a maestro’s hand.”
- Pat Mullen, POV Magazine

“An endearing and cementing love letter from a grandson to his grandfather that transcends generations, ethnicity and even music. This hit me hard...Sent the tears flowing.”
- Letterboxd

OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2021 Sundance Film Festival

A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION tells the story of virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer Kris Bowers as he tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Q & A following the screening moderated by Nicole Sperling, Journalist, The New York Times with the Directors of A Concerto Is A Conversation Emmy Award Winning filmmaker Ben Proudfoot, Emmy Award Winning Composer and protagonist Kris Bowers (Green Book, When They See Us, Bridgerton) and the extraordinary Horace Bowers.

This film is included on the Oscar shortlist of 10 films that are under consideration for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.


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