On Thursday, July 13th, newportFILM fans gathered at Aquidneck park to view the film Forte directed by David Donnelly. Prior to the film Newport Classical Presented live music by Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner. After the film there was a post-film conversation featuring Eldbjorg Hemsing (Musician), Anastasia Boudanoque (Producer), Moderated by Gillian Friedman Fox (Executive Director, Newport Classical).

ABOUT THE FILM: Forte is an ensemble cast documentary, featuring Tatiana Berman, Lucia Caruso, and Eldbjorg Hemsing. Directed by David Donnelly (Maestro, 2015), this fast-paced documentary explores the notion of success and excellence from the female perspective. It challenges the popular and perhaps somewhat outdated notions of success in classical music through a fast-paced narrative of three female artists.

A young Norwegian violinist on the brink of stardom, a cultural entrepreneur and mother of three who reinvents the traditional concert experience to inspire the younger audience, and a first-generation American from Argentina, whose creative process of composing a film soundtrack is documented and exposed in an unprecedented way.

Photography by Maddie Van. https://www.maddievan.com/home