Bruno's Blues featured during 2012 Toronto Jazz Festival
VANCOUVER, June 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Bruno's Blues premieres in Toronto at the Carlton Cinema. The film, with an indie,
cult and jazz audience appeal, opens in Late Night Summer Madness
screenings from June 23 - 30 coinciding with the Toronto Jazz Festival.
Set and filmed in Vancouver, the locally produced feature length music
mockumentary, about the life of Bruno Hubert, a talented but
irresponsible jazz pianist with its tragic and comedic turns, also
showcases such acclaimed jazz artists as Juno award winner Brad Turner,
Mike Allen, Bill Campbell and Denzal Sinclaire.
Inspired by the life of talented Canadian Jazz pianist Hubert, Brunoʼs Blues is a unique hybrid, combining elements of music documentary with
comedic and dramatic performances in a quirky, offbeat mockumentary
style. In addition to the virtuoso live music performances some of the
musicians also play fictitious characters while Hubert dramatizes his
own eccentric life.
"It's like nothing you've ever seen before," says the film's creator,
Toronto native Michael Simard of Bruno's Blues Productions Inc. Simard
employed an unusual variety of film techniques to create the 80-minute
film of shameless fun and sizzling jazz. "Bruno is the underdog that
the audience can laugh at but also root for, as he goes through various
challenges in the real world he has largely managed to ignore."
Simard says the movie that Bruno inspired has much in common with the
unique musician. "I'm proud of the film in that it is original and you
can't compare it to anything else - it doesn't fit into some cookie
cutter mould. All these key Canadian artists came together and
volunteered to support their good friend and fellow musician. We all
did it for love and passion for jazz."
An accomplished photographer, artist and successful business
entrepreneur MICHAEL SIMARD conceived, produced, wrote and directed Bruno's Blues, his first feature length film.
Following the film's successful theatrical launch in Vancouver, earlier
this month Bruno's Blues opens during the Toronto Jazz Festival followed by its Montreal launch
on June 29th during the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.
Jazz fans, indie cult film lovers
Bruno's Blues Premiere
June 23, 2012, 11:00 pm
Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton Street at Yonge
For full press kit and trailer go to: http://www.brunosblues.com
SOURCE Bruno's Blues Productions Inc.
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