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Listening to Kenny G

 
Penny LANE  
USA 2021 96min DCP color Documentary G Korean Premiere
Schedule
Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
259 2022. 04. 30 10:00 JEONJU Digital Independent Cinema
EKG
548 2022. 05. 03 19:00 JEONJU Dome
EKG
902 2022. 05. 07 17:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 1
EKG
Overview

Kenny G is the best-selling instrumentalist of all time and arguably the most famous living jazz musician. Listening to Kenny G is about why that makes certain people so mad. This inventive and thought-provoking documentary looks at how our artistic tastes shape our personal identities and signal our social belonging.

Review

If you search for Kenny G on a Korean web portal, you will come across karaoke rooms, coffee shops, recording studios, music academies, and even articles about how Kenny G was named an honorary ambassador of Korean tourism in 2012. These search results, directly and indirectly, attest to Kenny G's status in Korea. With his flapping curly hair as he plays his soprano saxophone, Kenny G is a performer very familiar to Koreans through his music, which has been used in commercials for a certain clothing company. He is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, the most famous jazz musician alive, and a controversial artist who has lots of haters who criticize his music. This film shows how Kenny G succeeded as a world-class performer, how his hits such as “Songbird,” “Going Home,” and “Loving You” were born, and why some audiences and critics depreciate his music. In that it shows how artistic taste forms an individual's identity and suggests a sense of social belonging, Listening to Kenny G is a documentary that not only deals with the performer Kenny G but also raises questions about the act of accepting music itself. [CHUN Jinsu]

CREDIT
  • DirectorPenny LANE
  • ProducerGabriel SEDGWICK
  • Executive producersBill SIMMONS
  • CinematographyNaiti GÁMEZ
  • GafferDave STEFFEY
  • MusicCharlie ROSEN
  • EditorCindy LEE, Adam BOLT
  • SoundTaylor ROY
CastKenny G
FILM SOURCE
Warner Media | Ingrid.macias@warnerbros.com
DIRECTOR
Penny LANE 
Born in 1978, Massachusetts, USA. She has directed 15 feature and short documentaries, including feature documentary, Hail Satan? (2019). Previous documentaries are Our Nixon (2013), Nuts! (2016) and The Pain of Others (2018). Her short films, such as The Voyagers (2010) and Just Add Water (2016), have won awards at film festivals and popularity online.
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