The Violin Teacher

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Mon, Apr 11, 2016 7:05 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Sat, Apr 23, 2016 6:40 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$10.00
Student (Box Office Only):$7.00
Child (12 & Under):$7.00
Film Info
Original Title:Heliopolis
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
Programs:- Cine Latino
Tags:Drama
Music
Education
Hispanic/Latino/Iberian
Adaptation
Voice Category:Take Me Away
Release Year:2015
Runtime:100 min
Festivals & Awards:Winner of Audience Award for Best Brazilian Feature Film at São Paulo International Film Festival
Country/Region:Brazil
Language:Portuguese
(with English subtitles)
Website:OFFICIAL WEBPAGE
Print Source:Films Boutique
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjaDenw6v-U
Cast/Crew
Director:Sérgio Machado
Producer:Caio Gullane
Fabiano Gullane
Débora Ivanov
Gabriel Lacerda
Cinematographer:Marcelo Durst
Screenwriter:Maria Adelaide Amaral
Marcelo Gomes
Sérgio Machado
Marta Nehring
Antonio Ermirio de Moraes (Play)
Editor:Márcio Hashimoto
Composer:Alexandre Guerra
Felipe de Souza
Principal Cast:Lázaro Ramos
Kaique Jesus
Elzio Vieira
Filmography:The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell ('10)
Lower City ('05)

Description

After failing to be admitted into the renowned São Paulo Symphonic Orchestra, Laerte, a talented violinist, is reduced to giving music classes to teenagers in a public school in Heliópolis, the biggest favela of Brazil. Among his struggles to adapt, Laerte has to relearn the transformative power of music through his students who need it most. Inspired by the true story of the Baccarelli Institute, a music school founded in 1996 in Heliópolis, The Violin Teacher charts the harsh class distinction between Laerte’s world of concert halls and privilege and the world of his students, rife with poverty and crime.