Shut Up and Play the Piano


Date:              Saturday 12th October
Time:             8 pm
Entrance:      € 9,–   (Festival passes available!)

Director:                   Philipp Jedicke
Production Year:     DE/FR/GB 2018, 83 min.
Cast:                          Chilly Gonzales, Peaches, Leslie Feist, Jarvis Cocker, Sibylle Berg, a.o.

English with German Subtitles

Informationen auf Deutsch

Jason Beck is a singular figure on the music scene. Fully immersed in his outsized alter ego of Chilly Gonzales, this Canadian cult star blurs the lines between rapper and classical composer, performance artist and punk provocateur.

Chilly Gonzales is a Grammy-winning composer, virtuoso pianist and entertainer. Criss-crossing between rap, electro and solo piano music, he became the outrageous pop performer who invited himself to the ivory tower of classical music.

The eccentric artist inspires and collaborates with the likes of Feist, Jarvis Cocker, Peaches, Daft Punk and Drake.

The cinematic documentary Shut Up And Play The Piano follows Gonzales from his native Canada to late 90’s underground Berlin, and via Paris to the world’s great philharmonic halls. It dives deep into the dichotomy of Gonzales’ stage persona, where self-doubt and megalomania are just two sides of the same coin.

Step into the mind of this musical genius for a moment, to be inspired by his ingenuity and originality.

English Trailer

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