Crescendo! The Power of Music

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St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Sat, Apr 18, 2015 4:50 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Sun, Apr 19, 2015 4:00 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Wed, Apr 29, 2015 7:15 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:Crescendo! The Power of Music
Cine Global
Women and Film
Children's/Family Friendly
Women Directors
Social Justice
Filmmaker/Guest Attending
Best of Fest
Voice Category:Art in Pictures
Release Year:2014
Type:Documentary Feature
Print Source:The Film Sales Company
Director:Jamie Bernstein
Producer:Jamie Bernstein
Cinematographer:Ben Bloodwell
Claudia Raschle
Editor:Jonathan Oppenheim


Director Jamie Bernstein attending.

Music can change the world. That is the simple premise behind El Sistema, an innovative music program for young people developed in Venezuela 40 years ago. Crescendo! follows three kids, two in West Philadelphia and one in Harlem, as they participate in a pair of Sistema-inspired youth orchestra programs. For each of the kids, their struggle and perseverance with their instrument counterbalances their trials and tribulations in their personal lives. Directed by Jamie Bernstein (daughter of Leonard), Crescendo! is a passionate testament to the power of music.

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The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul is supported in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State's general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.