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They Shot the Piano Player

New York, 2010. Jeff Harris, a music journalist, sets out to uncover the truth about Francisco Tenório Júnior, a young Brazilian samba-jazz pianist who disappeared in Buenos Aires on March 18, 1976. (PG-13, 103 min.)
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A New York music journalist goes on a quest to uncover the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of young Brazilian piano virtuoso Tenorio Jr. A celebratory origin story of the world-renowned Latino musical movement Bossa Nova, They Shot The Piano Player captures a fleeting time bursting with creative freedom at a turning point in Latin American history in the 60s and 70s, just before the continent was engulfed by totalitarian regimes. [SPC]

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Tony Ramos, Abel Ayala
Directors: Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba
Genre(s): Animation, Drama, History

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"A loving, haunting tribute."

— Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

"[An] entrancing and kinetic doc."

— Robert Daniels,

"Jazz and animation make for strong bedfellows in “They Shot the Piano Player,” a film from Spanish directors Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal that represents an intriguing hybrid in all sorts of ways."

— Chris Willman, Variety

"Getting to hear these musicians remember Tenório Júnior in their own words against the backdrop of the film’s gorgeous art direction brings them more to life better than a standard live-action talking head interview ever could."

— Claire Shaffer, New York Times