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A Drummer's Dream

John Walker
Screening time  
04.03. / Petak, 22:00 - 00:00 Dvorana 5  
Seven of the world’s master drummers blow the roof off the barn and the ducks out of the water when they gather on a remote farm in Ontario cottage country to inspire young musicians to connect with the powerful rhythms of nature.

Featuring Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr, Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard, Horacio ‘El-Negro’ Hernadez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Mike Mangini and Raul Rekow, the film dishes up a rich stew of mind-blowing performances in rock, jazz, Latin, fusion, and soul. They teach, joke, learn how to canoe, swap road stories and tales about musicians they’ve played with (musicians like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Carlos Santana), and share a profound musical philosophy driven by love, compassion, and the joy of life. A final jam session with all of the drummers and students, and even the film’s director, is transcendent with a joy that will leave you exhilarated for days to come.

John Walker

John Walker is one of Canada’s finest directors and cinematographers working in the documentary genre. From his fiction film collaboration, ‘A Winter Tan’ to his personal exploration of myth and imagination in ‘The Fairy Faith’, Walker defies conventional subjects and approaches. With his provocative film ‘Passage’ he challenged the form with a complex mix of fiction and documentary. With his latest, ‘A Drummer’s Dream’, Walker delivers a film that lifts you into another dimension of pure joy and exhilaration.

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A Drummer's Dream

2010, 86', color, video

Directed by:
John Walker

Screenplay by:
John Walker

Nigel Markham, Kent Nason

Edited by:
Jeff Warren

John Walker, Kent Martin

Produced by:
John Walker Productions Ltd., National Film Board of Canada