Press Release, 14 December 2020
Dear Readers and Friends of Keghart we invite you to:
Affairs of the Heart: The Life and Music of Marjan Mozetich
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm EST
Location: Online Event
The documentary “The Life and Music of Marjan Mozetich” explores the challenges and triumphs of famed Canadian classical music composer Marjan Mozetich, with glimpses into his interior world, spanning the vast reaches of the heavens and the dark depths of the human heart. His best-known work, “Affairs of the Heart,” captivated Canadian radio listeners when it premiered in 2019 at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival. The Mozetich film portrays the composer’s biography while presenting his music through performances by world-renowned musicians. It won the “Dean’s Award” at the DocUtah festival in 2019.
Excerpts from Sinfonia Toronto’s performance (Jan. 22, 2016) of “Affairs of the Heart” with violinist Conrad Chow and Maestro Nurhan Arman are featured in the documentary. Filmmaker Jamie Day Fleck has also included footage from the rehearsal and performance at the CBC Glenn Gould Studio and comments about Mozetich’s music by Arman.
Your virtual ticket entitles you to download the fascinating documentary as well as attend the Dec. 20 online screening and a post-viewing live Q&A with Mozetich, Arman, Chow and Fleck.
Fleck received her B.A. degree in photography from the New School for Design in New York City. She launched her commercial photography career in New York relocating to Toronto in 2011. Three years later she received her M.A. in documentary media from Ryerson University. For her thesis, she directed, produced and edited a short documentary titled Photos by Kirk about an Armenian Genocide survivor named Kourken Hovsepian who was a portrait photographer in the Bronx for 50 years. The film won the Ryerson University Portraiture Award.
Fleck has directed and produced a short documentary about an Armenian violin maker called The Voice of the Violin which screened at several film festivals in Canada.