Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly-Glenn Copeland Story
In 1986 the Canadian musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland released on cassette Keyboard Fantasies a folk-electronica hybrid recording which went largely unnoticed at the time. After three decades, it is now recognized as a seminal work of electronic music. After spending most of his life in relative obscurity, the pioneering Black transgender artist is now touring globally and sharing his work with a new generation.
Part biography and part tour documentary, the film explores Glenn-Copeland’s life growing up in Philadelphia, being the only black classical music student at McGill in the early 60’s, and living as a lesbian woman until realising he is transgender. Now in his mid 70’s, he is finally getting the recognition his music deserves and performing to sell-out venues around the world.
NewFest 2020 Grand Jury Award for Documentary Feature Winner; IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival 2020 IndieMusic Winner; Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival Best Documentary Winner
2020, 63 min
War veteran Jon Hancock wrestles with his demons while walking 5,800 miles across the United States.
Struggling with PTSD, U.S. Marine veteran Jonathan Hancock decides to walk almost 6,000 miles through the United States as a way to confront his own demons and find solace with his fellow 2/4 Marines across the country known as The Magnificent Bastards. Marked by honesty, insight and humor, the film tells a story about conquering trauma and beginning to heal.
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Best Documentary Winner;
San Diego International Film Festival
2020, 98 min