DIRECTOR: Garry BeitelCanada : 2010 : 86MINSKlezmer meets funk.Socalled is the name under which Montreal klezmer-funk-maestro Josh Dolgin performs. Meet an artist with a prodigious range of accomplishments: sampler, accordionist, pianist, rapper, magician, funkmeister, musical historian, gay Jewish man, filmmaker, cartoonist…there’s more but you get the point: the guy has a zest for life and culture matched only by the audacity of his vision. He drags klezmer into Harlem and puts it together with funk and hiphop to see what emerges. He leads a group of old Jewish folk down the Dnieper to rediscover their musical origins, and then turns around to celebrate a lost master of gay porn. You’ll hear some great music in this film but more than that, you’ll encounter an infectious enthusiasm for the diversity of human creativity. Socalled says it best: "how can you see all the stuff that humans have done with their souls and their minds and not want to be a part of it." That’s what I call a real feel-good movie.
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SCREENWRITER: Garry Beitel PRODUCER: Barry Lazar; Ravida Din blog.nfb.ca/socalled CINEMATOGRAPHER: Marc Gadoury FESTIVALS: Sheffield, Brisbane, Hot Doc, SXSW, IDFA DIRECTOR PROFILE: Garry Beitel is a Montreal-based documentary filmmaker who has taught at McGill University for many years. His previous films include: Bonjour! Shahlom (1991), Asylum (1998), My Clear Clara (2002), Vive le Québec ... Anglé! (2004), The Man Who Learned to Fall (2005) and Chez Schwartz (2007).