Soundbreaker: The World of Kimmo Pohjonen

Soundbreaker: The World of Kimmo Pohjonen

Buy Tickets: Sunday February 3, 8:30pm

Kimmo Pohjonen, Finland’s enfant terrible of the accordion, has had a single mission in life: to expand the sound, scope, performance and experience of the instrument to levels never before, attempted, seen or heard. This extraordinary film documents Kimmo’s journey from reluctant accordionist—his entire family were players—to creative visionary whose compositions encompass a range from classical collaboration with the Kronos String Quartet to explorations into mechanical noise, and accordion wrestling, a popular Finnish sport/dance tradition dating back to the early Olympics. This personal, passionate story is set against a landscape of staggering and desolate beauty of the country of a thousand lakes. With a sneak preview of- THE RAIN HOUSE (2013) Director: Arno Rafael Minkkinen and Cinematographer Kimmo Koskela Country: Finland THE RAIN HOUSE is a 7m sneak preview of selected films from forthcoming feature in development. Written and directed by Arno Rafael Minkkinen with cinematography by Kimmo Koskela.80% fiction, 80% fact, THE RAIN HOUSE is a Finnish-American immigrant love story about a boy who craves affection from a beautiful mother who cannot see past her first view of him as a screaming baby with a gaping cleft palate. It is in the rain house that the cleft between mother and son, beauty and the beast, has one last chance to close. 80% fiction, 80% fact, THE RAIN HOUSE is a Finnish-American immigrant love story about a boy who craves affection from a beautiful mother who cannot see past her first view of him as a screaming baby with a gaping cleft palate. It is in the rain house that the cleft between mother and son, beauty and the beast, has one last chance to close.
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