A featured performer at past Glenn Gould Foundation events, Canadian pianist Marika Bournaki makes her big screen debut in Toronto this Friday evening at Bloor Cinema.
I Am Not A Rock Star intimately follows Marika's life and career over a period of eight years. Shot in cinema verite style in airports, hotels and concert halls around the world, and inspired by stunning piano performances, the film dramatically unfolds to reveal the poignant coming of age of an ambitious and talented pianist, and the consequence of her lifelong journey to make it.
Friday, November 16 at 7:00pm - Q&A with director Bobbi Jo Hart & pianist Marika Bournaki with short recital
Saturday, November 17 at 6:15pm - Q&A with director Bobbi Jo Hart
Tuesday November 20 at 9:30pm
Friday, November 23 at 4:30pm
Screening at The Bloor Cinema
506 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON - 416.637.3123
Tickets can be purchased in-person on online only.
About Marika Bournaki and The Glenn Gould Foundation
Marika has a strong history of honouring Glenn Gould's legacy in partnership with The Glenn Gould Foundation. In 2007, she made a powerful impression on audiences when she opened the 18-month-long exhibition, Glenn Gould: The Sounds of Genius at the Canadian Museum of Civilization with a performance on Gould's favourite Steinway piano. The event also marked the international celebration of the 75th anniversary of Gould’s birth. Marika's New York debut in benefit of The Glenn Gould Foundation soon followed in 2008 and she returned to the stage at Carnegie Hall for the Foundation in 2011. She has also performed in front of distinguished audiences honouring the Eighth Glenn Gould Prize Jury and for the Governor General at a Glenn Gould Tribute Concert in the famous Rideau Hall Ballroom, before which she met Prime Minister Harper with her fellow concert performers.