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WEDNESDAY | SEPTEMBER 7

MONTCLAIR FILM EVENT

Join us for a Jazz film screening, plus VIP Reception.

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SPECIAL EVENT! "MATTHEW WHITAKER: ABOUT TOMORROW"  SCREENING + RECEPTION

Presented in Partnership with Montclair Film

Made possible by ALL ARTS, a division of WNET Group

Wednesday, September 7 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Montclair Film | 505 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ

As part of the 2022 MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL Grand Finale week, we invite you to join us for a very special evening on Wednesday, September 7th as we present the documentary film, “Matthew Whitaker: About Tomorrow” at the Montclair Film's Cinema505.

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“MATTHEW WHITAKER: ABOUT TOMORROW”

21-year-old star pianist Matthew Whitaker and JAZZ HOUSE alumni whose playing has been likened to "twisting time" by the GRAMMY-winning jazz scholar Ashley Kahn, and has simply been deemed "the greatest" by his friend and collaborator Jon Batiste, would be a one-of-a-kind artist even if he hadn't been born blind and three months premature...or told he'd likely never be able to walk or speak...or given a 50% chance of survival. But beating all of those odds, and still reaching the biggest stages in music, is what makes him singularly Matthew Whitaker.

 

This remarkable path and all that's still to come is explored in the documentary, directed by Steven Tabakin. About Tomorrow sees him paired with some of New York City's top musical minds from across genres, including John Califra, Susan Jacobs, Zane Mark and Michael McElroy to expand his artistic horizons as he pursues film composing and musical direction. The film proves - without doubt - that there are just no limits to the creativity and talent of Matthew Whitaker.

 

Be sure to catch Matthew Whitaker and his band at the MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL Downtown Jamboree on Saturday, September 10 at 1:00 pm on the Uptown @ The Fullerton Stage.

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ABOUT MONTCLAIR FILM

Montclair Film connects global filmmakers with audiences in a diverse, culturally vibrant community by presenting films and year-round programs that engage, entertain and educate through the power of visual storytelling.

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