What happens to child prodigies when they grow up? Since the age of five, Marika Bournaki has been focused on becoming a world-class pianist. This candid documentary follows Marika from age 12 to 20, revealing the sacrifice, determination and luck required to make it in the cutthroat world of classical music. From backstage tears and adolescent rebellion, to the halls of Juilliard and on the road to rehearsal rooms around the world, the journey is fraught with conflict and challenges. Diva antics aside, the film tells the story of a talented young artist discovering her own musical identity.
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A Slum Symphony
Explores how the power of music has transformed the lives of children in Venezuela's most impoverished areas.
Casting agent Marion Dougherty had a knack for discovering talent. During her decades-long career, she plucked many now-iconic actors out of obscurity, among them James Dean, Warren Beatty,...
Bill Cunningham New York
“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editor Anna Wintour. The “Bill” in question is New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this bike-riding...
The Art of Violin
Celebrating the exquisite world of the violin, this program highlights the artistic contributions and musical approaches of some of the great masters of the 20th century. This...
A Window Looking In
In A Window Looking In, directors Tara Hungerford and Eric Hogan profile 12 BC-based artists, among them writer William Gibson, photographer Fred Herzog and singer/songwriter...
The Story of Women and Art
Why are so few paintings by women in the world's museums and galleries? In this three-part series, professor Amanda Vickery rescues female artists from the shadows of...
Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene
Grahame Greene's 50 books - including The Quiet American, The End of the Affair and The Third Man - sold tens of millions of copies, yet he remains...
Mordecai Richler: The Last of the Wild Jews
An in-depth look at the personal life and work of controversial Canadian writer Mordecai Richler.