Sometimes a film’s topic is enough incentive for Don't Knock the Rock film festival co-curator Tiffany Anders.
That’s certainly true of “Korla,” one of the most intriguing selections of this year’s annual event, which celebrates new music documentaries. The late artist Korla Pandit’s story, in fact, seems stranger than fiction.
As described in the festival's program notes, “He never spoke a word on 900 episodes of his groundbreaking 1950s TV program but captured the hearts of countless Los Angeles housewives with his soulful, hypnotic gaze and theatrical performance of popular tunes and East Indian compositions on the newly developed Hammond B3 organ."
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