Northern Banner Releasing presents PIPE DREAMS, one week theatrical engagement in Montreal – Cinema du Musée – starts Sept 27


One Week Theatrical Engagement

Northern Banner Releasing presents


A Film By Stacey Tenenbaum

One Week Engagement starts September 27
Cinéma du Musée1379-A Sherbrooke St. W.



ALSO on September 30 – ACROSS CANADA
Cities Include: Edmonton, Langley, North Vancouver, Winnipeg, Mount Pearl, Halifax, Barrie,
Guelph, Niagara Falls, Oakville, Peterborough, Scarborough, Sudbury,
Thunder Bay, Toronto, Windsor, Regina, Saskatoon


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.