SHUT UP AND PLAY THE PIANO | Singapore Writers' Festival 2018 Film Screening | Chilly Gonzales - Hip-Hop Pianist Documentary | Berlinale'18

Anticipate Pictures presents: Shut Up and Play the Piano (2018) dir. Philippe Jedicke (Singapore Premiere) (82 mins) - Rating TBD
as a co-presentation with the Singapore Writers' Festival 2018.

Chilly Gonzales is the stage name of Grammy-winning composer and entertainer Jason Beck, a Canadian who moved to Berlin where his outrageous rapper stage persona saw him collaborating with the likes of Feist, Jarvis Cocker, Peaches, Daft Punk and Drake. But it’s only when you look past Chilly’s stage persona that you discover his immense talent – he is a classically trained musician who fluidly expresses himself across genres of rap, electro and solo piano. Be inspired by a personality who isn’t afraid to speak his mind – one who is always hoping that you’ll tell him to shut up and play that damn piano!

Official Synopsis:
‘One of these days I will shut up and play the piano’ is how the chorus goes in the song which provides the title of this cinematic portrait of eclectic musician Chilly Gonzales. In fact, after making a name for himself as a brazen electro-rapper, this Canadian, whose real name is Jason Charles Beck, really did reinvent himself as a creator of quiet sounds on the piano. In 2003, this self-styled maverick loudly declared himself president of Berlin’s underground music scene, only to conquer bourgeois concert halls shortly afterwards with his tranquil album, ‘Solo Piano’. An extended conversation between him and writer Sibylle Berg is the thread that runs through the film. No holds are barred as they get down to the business of question and answer, and each of them gives as good as they get. In his directing debut, Philipp Jedicke displays a lightness of touch as he blends archive material with playfully dramatised scenes and interviews with the musician’s contemporaries such as Peaches, Leslie Feist and Jarvis Cocker. Rounded off by Gonzales’ energetic performances, the film allows us to discover a hard-working entertainer who never fails to surprise.

Watch the trailer here: here

Venue: The Arts House - Screening Room. 1 Old Parliament Lane, (S) 179429.

Tickets also available for cash-only sales at the door, 30 minutes before each showtime.

Nearest Public Transit: City Hall; Raffles Place MRT - 10 minute walk from either station. Bus lines: 195, 961

Nearest recommended parking: Parliament House Public Parking, 1 Parliament Place (S) 178880.
Mon to Sat after 6pm $2.06 per entry;
Sun & PH from 8am to 8am (Next Day) $2.06 per entry

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