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KCRW Partner Screening: ‘American Symphony’

KCRW, Vidiots, and Netflix invite you to a special advance screening of the documentary film, American Symphony at Vidiots, located in Eagle Rock followed by a conversation with director, Matthew Heineman and producer, Lauren Domino moderated by KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis.

Early in 2022, multi-instrumentalist Jon Batiste finds himself the most celebrated artist of the year with eleven Grammy nominations including Album of the Year. In the midst of that triumph, Jon is immersed in his most ambitious challenge yet: composing “American Symphony”, an original symphony that thrillingly reimagines the classical traditions of the form, bringing together an expansive and inclusive diaspora of music for a performance at storied Carnegie Hall. This extraordinary trajectory is upended, however, when Batiste’s life partner — best-selling author Suleika Jaouad – learns that her long-dormant cancer has returned. In the moving and deeply intimate American Symphony, Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, The First Wave, Retrograde) delivers a portrait of two inimitable artists at a crossroads and a profound meditation on art, love, and the creative process.

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