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Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story

Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story

Documentary | English | 92 minutes

Company

Canoe Film


Cast & Crew

Director

Posy Dixon

Producer

Liv Proctor

Writer

Posy Dixon

Cast

Beverly Glenn-Copeland


Trailer

keyboardfantasies.movie/trailer


Synopsis

As a sci-fi obsessed woman living in near isolation, Beverly Glenn-Copeland wrote and self-released Keyboard Fantasies in Huntsville, Ontario back in 1986. Recorded in an Atari-powered home studio, the cassette featured seven tracks of a curious folk-electronica hybrid, a sound realised far before its time. Three decades on the musician – now Glenn Copeland began to receive emails from peopleacross the world, thanking him for the music they’d recently discovered. Courtesy of a rare-record collector in Japan, a reissue of Keyboard Fantasies and subsequent plays by Four Tet, Caribou and more, the music had finally found its audience two generations down the line.

Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story sees the protagonist commit his life and music to screen for the first time - an intimate coming of age story spinning pain and the suffering of prejudice into rhythm, hope and joy. Half aural-visual history, half DIY tour-video, the film provides a vehicle for our newly appointed queer elder to connect with youth across the globe. A timely lullaby to soothe those souls struggling to make sense of the world.

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Completion Year

2019


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