Hot Docs 17 – STRAD STYLE

2017 Slamdance Film Festival Grand Jury Award Winner for Best Doc

Fri, Apr 28th @ 5:30 PM
Sun, Apr 30th @ 1:00 PM
Fri, May 5th @ 6:00 PM
Sun, May 7th @ 6:30 PM

Danny Houck, a self-described “nobody” living in a ramshackle farmhouse in the sticks, pours all his time and energy into his obsession: violins. He’s particularly passionate about the work of famous violin makers Stradivari and Guarneri. When Danny “friends” violin virtuoso Razvan Stoica on Facebook, he makes a rash fanboy promise to create a perfect replica of a world-famous violin—Guarneri’s Il Cannone—for Stoica’s next concert. But with only a matter of months and much to learn, can this eccentric autodidact train in the ancient art of violin-making using only images from the Internet and improvisation? Working around the clock, Danny tests the limits of his own capabilities and that of the human spirit. What he lacks in technique and skill, he makes up for in enthusiasm and imagination, persevering where most would resign. Strad Style provides living proof that if you’re not trying, you’re dying. – Angie Driscoll

– Please visit Strad Style Hot Docs Page for more info on the film

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