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Making Overtures: The Story of a Community Orchestra

Oscar nominated Short Documentary

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A small-town orchestra and choir are the focus of this loving and humorous portrait. "Making Overtures" unveils the musicians' passion for performance, their imaginative fund-raising methods and collective will to survive.

This film includes a colorful cast of characters ranging from students to seniors, from business executives to hog farmers. Holding it all together is the outrageously flamboyant conductor who inspires everyone with his endless enthusiasm. "Making Overtures" reveals how an entire community us enriched by its orchestra.

Director: Larry Weinstein
Producer: Babs Church, Barbara Willis Sweete
Cinematography: Douglas Kiefer, John Walker
Editing: Anthony Sloan


“Making Overtures is a charming, heartfelt profile of a small-town orchestra struggling to stay afloat. "A 'little film' in the best sense: warm without cuteness, funny without condescension, attentive and searching without pretension" - (POV Magazine)

Nominated for Best Documentary Short at the Academy Awards


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