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9th(2013)
I Am Not a Rock Star
Canada | 2012 | 85min | Blu-ray | COLOR | Documentary

PROGRAM NOTE

Shot over 8 years, I Am Not A Rock Star is a documentary shot in cinema verite style that follows the dramatic coming-of-age story of Canadian concert pianist Marika Bournaki. Uber-gifted Marika has been playing the piano like God since a very tender age, guided through the academic voyage by the firm hand of her father and teacher. This film sets about documenting a coming of age process from 12 to 20 that soon unravels unexpected circumstances, and the crude process of rupture in both family and professional spheres that explodes in a hurricane of teenage rage and angst about personal freedom. The film gives viewers a rare look inside the world of classical music. 

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DIRECTOR

Bobbi Jo Hart

Having studied international relations, Bobbi Jo Hart is an award-winning Canadian director, producer, photographer, writer and researcher. Some of her previous works deal with women’s tennis, nurses in Pakistan and mothers with nervous depression.​
Producer
: Robbie Hart
Cast
: Marika Bournaki, Pierre Bournaki
Screenwriter
: Bobbi Jo Hart
Cinematography
: Bobbi Jo Hart
Editor
: Howard Goldberg
Sound
: Daniel Toussaint
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