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FOR THE LEFT HAND
(74 min) US
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SATURDAY 10/23, 6:00 PM (SESSION 5)

Directors: Gordon Quinn, Leslie Simmer
Producers: Howard Reich, Diane Quon, Gordon Quinn

Description:

At age 5, Norman Malone discovered he was a natural at the piano. Tragically, when Norman turned 10, his father attacked him with a hammer to the head, leaving him paralyzed on his right side. Undaunted, Malone began a lifelong quest to reclaim his place at the piano, mastering the most difficult music ever written for left hand alone – and never telling anyone of his deepening virtuosity. Not until he was 78 did Malone reveal his story, prompting belated invitations to perform across America. Nearly 70 years after his tragic attack, Malone launches a triumphant concert career.

Biography:

Gordon Quinn is the co-founder of Kartemquin Films. He is the recipient of the IDA Career Achievement Award. His credits as director and producer include films: 63 Boycott, Inquiring Nuns, Golub, A Good Man, and as executive producer Academy-Award nominated films Minding the Gap, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Hoop Dreams, and the Emmy Award-winning The Interrupters, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, The Homestretch, and Life Itself.

Leslie Simmer is Kartemquin’s Director of Editing. She edited Steve James’ series America to Me. She also edited and co-wrote Raising Bertie, The Homestretch and As Goes Janesville; edited Steve James’ No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson and Emmy-nominated In the Family and co-edited The War Tapes.

Howard Reich is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker who has written six books: The Art of Inventing Hope: Intimate Conversations with Elie Wiesel, Portraits in Jazz, Let Freedom Swing, Jelly’s Blues, Van Cliburn and Prisoner of Her Past. The latter inspired the film Prisoner of Her Past, which Reich wrote, narrated and produced.

Diane Quon is an Academy Award-nominated producer who worked as a marketing executive for 17 years at NBC and Paramount Pictures. Diane produced the Oscar and Emmy nominated, Peabody and Sundance award-winning film, Minding the Gap, Finding Yingying and The Dilemma of Desire. She is currently producing: Untitled Sam Project, Untitled 19th* News Film; and Wuhan Wuhan.

Contact Information:

w: http://www.normanmalonefilm.com
e: diane@kartemquin.com



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