Emmy award-winning filmmaker Roberta Cantow’s toe-tapping new film, Accordions Rising, is now available from AccordionCentral.Com. This brand new film has now been shown at two film festivals in the US: Cinema on the Bayou in Lafayette Louisiana and The Bare Bones International Music and Film Festival in Muskogee, Oklahoma where it was nominated for Best Music Documentary. This vibrant film brings cool back to the accordion, delving into the musical resurgence of an instrument not just limited to one man bands and traditional folk but equally at home in diverse genres from classical and jazz to rock and rap.
This music documentary shatters the mistaken notions about accordions and tells the real American accordion story.
Accordions have returned…with a beautiful, eloquent, haunting, and down-right exciting vengeance! Accordions Rising is about the resurgence of interest in accordion music over the last 30-40 years. Although many continue to see the accordion as the stodgy instrument of a bygone era – and accordion jokes abound – this film sets the record straight. Accordions Rising has won Awards of Merit at both the Global Accolades Competiton, October, 2015 and the Indie Film Fest, August, 2016. A perfect present for yourself or the accordion lover in your life!