Lots of exciting things have been happening for “Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story”! We are honored to announce that we won “Best Documentary” at the 30th Annual New Jersey International Film Festival. It was a great screening with Mr. B and lots of PS22 Chorus kids in attendance which made for an extra special Q&A.
STATEN ISLAND SCREENING ALERT! Rooftop Films will be presenting a home-town screening at the Staten Island Yankees stadium on August 14th. Look for more info about this screening soon!
Our screening as part of NXNE was a blast! Toronto and NXNE really embraced the film and the chorus as a whole as evidenced by the amazing amount of press and positive reviews. Check below for some quotes and links.
*The Arts Scene
“The documentary is skillfully woven, bringing a great balance between story and emotion.”
“Once in a Lullaby is a beautifully crafted, feel-good documentary that showcases the importance of honing & strengthening the inner talents that our children possess.”
“While the core story itself – a fifth-grade children’s chorus preparing to perform on television at one of the most watched events of the year – is engaging enough for a documentary, Kalafer delves deeper into the lives of his subjects, bringing their humanity to the forefront.”
“It is a moving testament to the value of investing in children, and the crucial lessons the arts provide.”
*The Digital Journal
“The film cleverly weaves the narrative arc of the chorus performing at the Oscars (Anne Hathaway is shown making a visit to the school to extend an invite to the pie-eyed choristers) with smaller, more intimate stories.”
“The film is simply uplifting and joyful to watch and leaves you teary-eyed at the end of the school year.”
*The Provocative Penguin
“ . . . Once in a Lullaby is a doc worth seeing.”
There is more great news in the pipeline . . . stay tuned.