Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott starts a limited theatrical run in New York City today, running through July 19th.
Deconstructing Dad is a documentary exploration of the life and work of American composer, bandleader, inventor, and electronic music pioneer Raymond Scott (1908-1994). The film is presented from a unique perspective – the filmmaker is his only son.
The documentary is featured this week the New York Times, which calls it a “heartfelt documentary about the life and legacy of…..an eccentric techno-music pioneer.”
Filmmaker Stan Warnow will be at these showings for Q&A after the film:
- 7:30PM & 9:50PM SHOW JULY 13
- 7:30PM & 9:50PM SHOW JULY 14
- 3:00PM SHOW JULY 15
Details on the run are available at the Quad Cinema site.
Here’s the trailer for Deconstructing Dad:
In Synthtopia’s review of Deconstructing Dad, I wrote:
Deconstructing Dad is a fascinating and unflinching look at the life and work of Scott, who was gifted with tremendous talents as a musician, but less gifted as a businessman, husband and father.
Ultimately, the film manages to transcend being a documentary about Raymond Scott to deal with bigger ideas: the challenge of understanding even our closest family; the underbelly of American ideals; and coming to grips with feeling unwanted.
Disclosure: The film makers have advertised on Synthtopia in the New York area.