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Music on Film

Inspiring music docs from around the world come together with curated performances and special guest discussions selected by The Royal Conservatory.

Screenings hosted by Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of the Performing Arts Division at the Royal Conservatory.

Tickets: $17 (Members: $12, $10, Free)
Music on Film Bundle (7 films): $49 (Members: $35, $28, Free)

Mavis Series


  • USA
  • 81
  • PG
  • Jessica Edwards
TUE, OCT 29 - 6:30 PM

Trace the life of vocal legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples, hailed as one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace.

Daniel Hope Series

Daniel Hope: The Sound of Life

  • Germany
  • 100
  • Nahuel Lopez
TUE, NOV 19 - 6:30 PM

Get to know the virtuoso musician Daniel Hope, one of the world’s foremost violinists and the new music director of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.

Heartof Dog Series

Heart of a Dog

  • USA
  • 75
  • Laurie Anderson
SUN, JAN 19 - 6:30 PM

Follow Grammy Award–winning artist Laurie Anderson as she takes us on an unforgettable cinematic journey through the nature of love, loss, and absence.

Road Forward Series

The Road Forward

  • Canada
  • 101
  • Marie Clements
TUE, JAN 28 - 6:30 PM

Immerse yourself in six generations of Indigenous activism through story and song in this musical documentary like no other.

Thelonious Series

Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser

  • USA
  • 90
  • Charlotte Zwerin
TUE, FEB 25 - 6:30 PM

A landmark portrait of the radical jazz master and offbeat genius Thelonious Monk combining rare 1968 behind-the-scenes footage and an impressive catalog of iconic songs captured on camera.

Part Feeling Series

That Pärt Feeling: The Universe of Arvo Pärt

  • Netherlands
  • 78
  • Paul Hegeman
TUE, MAR 31 - 6:30 PM

Peek into the world of Arvo Pärt, the reclusive and prolific composer who believes it’s not through words that a great artist communicates, but through music.

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