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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: IP6335
  • Format: DVD
  • UPC: 845637063352
  • Street Date: 03/17/20
  • PreBook Date: 02/11/20
  • Label: IndiePix Films »
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run Time: 80 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2018
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       Chris King
  • Director: Paul Duane
  • Producer: Paul Duane
  • Director: Paul Duane
  • Producers: Paul Duane

 

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While You Live, Shine

A journey deep into the oldest music in the Western world - Greek music - guided by an eccentric musicologist.

While You Live, Shine
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A journey deep into the oldest music in the Western world - Greek music - guided by an eccentric musicologist who has dedicated his life to understanding and preserving it. An immersive sonic and visual feast that leaves the viewer feeling they've looked into a way of life that the 21st century has left behind. A call to arms for a different way of listening to music and understanding humanity. The film stars Chris King, an American music expert fascinated by early recordings of melancholy blues and folk from the start of the twentieth century. The title of the film is derived from the Seikilos song, the world's oldest recorded piece of music, from Greece. The transcendental music carved into stone remains alive in Epirus, where Greeks gather every summer to play, dance and sing. Chris King traveled there to experience and share the enchanting phenomenon that rekindles this art form annually.

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Sales Points

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Belfast Film Festival 2018
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Greek Film Festival Dublin 2018
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Dublin International Film Festival 2018
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Thessaloniki Doc Festival 2019
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019
  • WINNER -¬†Spirit of the Festival Award -¬†IndieCork

Press Quotes

There's a magnificent match cut at an early juncture of While You Live, Shine -- from a microscopic view of the grooves in the 78 RPM record supplying the film's soundtrack to the craggy landscape of the Greek mountains from which the music comes--that demonstrates in an instant this wonderful documentary's innate understanding of the power of art to transport us.

     —Ronan Doyle, Scannain

This fascinating survey of ancient rhythms and sounds and the man who preserves them is a must for those with a penchant for history or music in its purest form. Highly Recommended

     —I. Slifkin, The Sound View

  

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