Special thanks to Ashwin Panemangalore, Vicente Costa, Carlton Braganza ,Stanley Pinto and Avijit Mukul Kishore for making these screenings happen..without their efforts and hard work we would not have been able to share our film
And share we did…with new and old friends (and rediscovered old friends) many of whom astonished us by how they had been following the journey of the film ..sometimes right from its inception.. We much much appreciated the response..from a wide audience that included jazz fans, music lovers, assorted experts on jazz, metal heads, musicians, film buffs, and the just plain curious – (blue) ..
.. Our audiences spanned a wonderful demographic – from teens to the golden years crowd.. and yes many with golden ears- for jazz, for music, and for the joy that it brings when shared in a community.
Every screening was special, with a welcoming and receptive audience, many with wonderful questions, observations and insights into the era, the story and the film. And indeed we were put to the test by the very astute and intelligent students at Mt. Carmel College, Bangalore !
If there was one highlight screening.. it was the event at Opus , Bangalore.
A fund raiser to benefit the Gina Forever Foundation..and an incredible performance by the Carlton Kitto Bebop Ensemble who flew to Bangalore for this special screening + performance.
Carlton and the band brought bebop back into Bangalore with a repertoire that was a tribute to the Book of Bop…and surely would have lit up the even the legendary Five Spot after dark ! For more photos click here on the Gina Forever Facebook Album
We are most grateful and appreciative for the kind words from press and media.. some of which are reproduced below