Shut Up and Play the Piano
In the presence of the director Philipp Jedicke
Take classical piano tunes mixed with electronic sounds, add rap and pop influences and out comes: musical chaos? No, not with Jason Beck. Better known under his pseudonym “Chilly Gonzales“, the entertainer plays with opposing music genres, and with great success. He is considered as an example for numerous notable artists such as Daft Punk.
In his directorial debut Shut Up and Play the Piano, Phillip Jedicke devotes himself to Gonzales’ image in the music and media industry, as well as his self-perception within the field. He traces the musician’s biographical path, from the first band formation in his homeland Canada, over various club scenes, up to his current stage presence. The interviews, life recordings of performances, as well as private anecdotes, which are shown in the documentary, give a rare insight into the personality behind the fictional character Chilly Gonzales.
6 April 2018
|Language||German/English/French language with German subtitles|
|Production||Rapid Eye Movies, Gentle Threat, Stephan Holl & Antoinette Köster|
|Camera||Marcus Winterbauer & Marcel Kolvenbach|
Future German Cinema