OT: Proudfoot & Bowers (“A Concerto is a Conversation”)

OT: Proudfoot & Bowers (“A Concerto is a Conversation”)

Telluride-based Original Thinkers is a fresh and thoughtful ideas festival regularly scheduled for early October in Telluride. The weekend generally features 10 programs, each built around a particular idea explored through a compelling mix of speakers, films, performance, and art. The program typically delves into the human condition by focusing on the intersection of ideas and individual stories.

As Original Thinkers founder and ringleader David Holbrooke has said about the event he founded: “There are deep and universal truths in our own lives that we know will resonate with anyone and when we find those stories and showcase them, they provide an indelible experience for an audience.”

The following is a note from David. His conversation with Kris Bowers and Ben Proudfoot a presenter at Original Thinkers, is here.

Go here to watch “A Concerto is a Conversation.”

More from Original Thinkers here.

Dear Original Thinkers

Research shows that knowing our family history helps us be happier and feel more complete. I certainly feel that the extensive work I did in making the documentary, ‘The Diplomat’ was key to understanding my often-absent, often-complicated father.

Understanding history is at the heart of the memorable short documentary, A Concerto is a Conversation, which recently premiered at Sundance and is short-listed for the Academy Awards. It features a conversation between Kris Bowers, a composer whose work includes scoring Green Book and more recently, Bridgerton, and his grandfather who escaped the harsh racial climate of Florida’s Panhandle for Los Angeles. It’s beautifully directed and captures so much depth and thoughtfulness in just 13 minutes.

Check out the film and then the conversation I had with Kris and director Ben Proudfoot (by clicking the links above) about the importance of knowing from where you came.

Thanks and take care…

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