Bruno's Blues featured during 2012 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.
VANCOUVER, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Bruno's Blues premieres in Montréal at the Cinéma du Parc. The film, with an indie, cult and jazz audience appeal, opens in a limited engagement for Late Night Weekend Madness screenings on June 29, 30 and July 6, 7 to coincide with the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.
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 Montréal born Jazz pianist Bruno 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, 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.
Bruno's Blues opens in Montréal following the film's successful theatrical screenings in Vancouver and Toronto, earlier this month.
| Jazz fans, indie cult film lovers
Bruno's Blues Premiere
June 29, 30 and July 6, 7 at 10:30 pm
Cinéma du Parc, 3575 Av. du Parc, Montréal, QC
For full press kit and trailer go to: http://www.brunosblues.com
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