1. Live Musical Performance - "I Am Not a Rock Star" with Marika Bournaki

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    A performance by Marika Bournaki at the 2012 Vancouver International Film Festival. Marika is the subject of a documentary by Bobbi Jo Hart called I AM NOT A ROCK STAR. At an age when most people are clueless and carefree, talented young Marika Bournaki was embarking on a prestigious career as a concert pianist. But was this wunderkind truly born to perform? Director Bobbi Jo Hart follows Marika over eight years of adventure and self-discovery. Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened (152,000 and 386 respectively in 2011) VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. We screen films from 80 countries on 10 screens. The international line-up includes the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems. VIFF 2011 included 20 World premieres, 30 International premieres, 49 North American premieres and 40 Canadian premieres. http://viff.org

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    • I AM NOT A ROCK STAR - Official Trailer

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      BEST DOCUMENTARY - SYRACUSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2012: OFFICIAL SELECTION -- VANCOUVER International Film Festival 2012, THESSALONIKI Documentary Film Festival 2012, MONTREAL International Festival of Films on Art 2012, GUANAJUATO International Film Festival 2012, CARMEL Film & Art Festival 2012, BARCELONA Music Documentary Film Festival 2012, MEXICO CITY DOCSDF Documentary Film Festival, NAPA VALLEY Film Festival 2012, PARNU International Documentary Film Festival 2012, and others at: www.facebook.com/lerevedemarika, www.adobeproductions.com, www.marikabournaki.com. A feature-length documentary film directed by BOBBI JO HART Starring Marika Bournaki & David Aladashvilli Possessing the talent of a prodigy can be both a blessing and a curse. At an age when most people are fumbling through adolescence, gifted young musician Marika Bournaki was already embarking on a prestigious career as a concert pianist. Director Bobbi Jo Hart follows Marika's coming of age over eight years, providing a rare and candid look inside the insular world of classical music. We witness Bournaki mature from child prodigy to vivacious adult before our eyes, watch her incredible musical talent evolve, and feel the bittersweet sacrifice one family makes over time to help her become a star.The film explores universal themes of dreams, passion, sacrifice, family, determination, love and the fragile alchemy of finding one's purpose in life. Film trailer editor: Vincent Lacombat Producer: Robbie Hart

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