In anticipation of two concerts by Chilly Gonzales this October at Montreal’s Maison Symphonique, POP Montreal is proud to announce the inclusion of Shut Up and Play the Piano as part of this year’s Film POP programming! Distributed and graciously provided by Montreal’s own MK2 MILE END.
Shut Up and Play the Piano follows the journey of a singular artist from his Canadian home to the Berlin underground of the late ‘90,s and finally to bourgeois concert halls worldwide. Jason Charles Beck, known internationally as Chilly Gonzales, is at once an electro-rap superstar, a virtuosic pianist, and a Grammy-award winning composer. However, he is above all a showman. Fluidly moving from genre to genre, Gonzales has inspired and collaborated with the likes of Daft Punk, Feist, Jarvis Cocker and Peaches, all of whom find their way into this seemingly effortless portrait of the hardest working megalomaniac in show business.
Don't miss this closing film on September 30th at 7:30pm at the Rialto Hall :: Salle Seventh Heaven.