Northern Banner Releasing and CIOC present PIPE DREAMS, a film by Stacey Tenenbaum, playing Cinemas and Churches across Canada


Northern Banner Releasing and CIOC present


A Film By Stacey Tenenbaum

Playing Across Canada in Cinemas and Churches – Starting August 28


Prices as Marked with a Student Discount of $5


These special events offer an exclusive screening of PIPE DREAMS in advance

of the national theatrical release, followed by a question & answer with the director

and one of the organist subjects from the film, and a short performance by the organist.

Discover this phenomenal instrument up close!

August 28 – Halifax
St. Matthews United Church – 1479 Barrington St.
Starts 7:00pm – $20 in advance, $25 at the door

August 29 – Montreal
The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul – 3415 Redpath St.
Starts 7:00pm – $25 in advance, $30 at the door

September 17 – Toronto
Walter Hall
Edward Johnson Building – University of Toronto Faculty of Music
80 Queen’s Park, Toronto M5S 2C5
Starts 7:00pm – $25 in advance, $30 at the door

September 19 – Edmonton
West End Christian Reformed Church – 10015 149 Street
Starts 7:00pm – $20 in advance, $25 at the door

September 20 – Winnipeg
St. George’s – 168 Wilton St.
Starts 7:00pm – $20 in advance, $25 at the door

September 27 – Lévis
L’Église Notre-Dame – 18 Rue Notre Dame
Starts 7:00pm – $20 in advance, $25 at the door


Cinema Musee – 1379-A Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal

September 30 – ACROSS CANADA
CINEPLEX via DemandFilm
Cities Included:
Edmonton, Langley, North Vancouver, Winnipeg, Mount Pearl, Halifax, Barrie, Guelph, Niagara Falls, Oakville, Peterborough, Scarborough, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Windsor, Regina, Saskatoon
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Pipe Dreams – written, produced, directed by Stacey Tenenbaum – follows five young organists as they compete in Canada’s prestigious Canadian International Organ Competition (CIOC).

The film had its world premiere this past spring at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival playing to packed and appreciative audiences, and received great reviews.

Yuan Shen is the daughter of China’s most famous organist, and coming in 2nd is not an option, New Zealand’s Thomas Gaynor is hoping to be the first organist to win a hat trick, Alcee Chriss III is an African American organist from Texas who will draw on his gospel and jazz roots, Nick Cappozoli, an organist from Pittsburgh renowned for his reliability and perfect technique will make some risks, and the new kid on the block is 19-year-old Sebastian Heindl – a child prodigy who hails from the same town as his idol and namesake Johann Sebastian Bach – is the youngest person to ever compete in the CIOC.

Pipe Dreams gives you an inside look into the weird and wonderful world of competitive organ playing, which has turned into a mainstream cultural phenomenon the world over. From the quietest tinkling of a bell to the rumble of a locomotive…you will hear the organ like you’ve never heard it before.

Stacey’s last film SHINERS, tapped its way around the world to great acclaim.

Northern Banner acquired the film prior to its premiere at Hot Docs and will be distributing the film across Canada. Gravitas Ventures represents all rights in the USA, and ro*co films international, represents all rights for the film outside of North America.


About Northern Banner Releasing
Northern Banner Releasing is Raven Banner’s specialty distribution arm with a singular vision to distribute quality, award-winning indie films. Northern Banner’s past releases include: Jeremy LaLonde’s How To Plan An Orgy In a Small Town; Kevan Funk’s Hello Destroyer; winner of Cannes Un Certain Regard – The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki; Cannes Critic’s Week Grand Prize winner – Mimosas; Rob Reiner’s LBJ starring Woody Harrelson; and Academy Award-nominated Embrace of the Serpent, Black Cop; North Mountain; and Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts.

About CIOC
The Canadian International Organ Competition (CIOC) promotes organ music by increasing public awareness and interest for this fascinating music. The CIOC presents an annual festival in Montreal featuring some of the finest organists from around the globe. Every three years, the CIOC hosts the largest international organ competition in the world. Seeking to actively participate in cultural life, the CIOC has developed a programme of activities across Canada in collaboration with various organisations of the organ world; these musical and educational activities are designed to emphasize the cultural importance of pipe organs – treasures of our heritage – for a wide and diverse audience.