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City piano film takes centre stage.

A DOCUMENTARY film about Liverpool's piano busking festival is to be screened at a film festival.

Tickle the Ivories, a 15-minute film featuring pianists talking about music and performing, has been selected out of more than 600 entrants to be shown at Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival this month.

Created by Liverpool director Glenn Hanstock, it depicts pianists performing all genres of music in Liverpool One during the Tickle the Ivories street piano festival, which took place last summer.

Due to be premiered in May, it will be screened at Fredrik's bar, on Hope Street, on Saturday.

Viewers pick a winner from all of the films being shown at the event and the winning films will then be shown at the festival's other global events.

Lift-Off also has festivals in Tokyo, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Amsterdam and London.

Mr Hanstock said: "After watching different pianists in Liverpool One, it suddenly hit me that the pianos themselves are conduits, bringing together extraordinarily different musicians from all walks of life willing to lay bare their souls with each note they played.

"As director I wanted to tell their stories. I hope I've done their talent justice."


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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 11, 2015
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