All The Way Through Evening is a wonderful and touching musical-documentary, and one that certainly deserves more words than I can give it at this time.
Director Rohan Spong has crafted a very beautiful film, one that feels very much like a passion project, about passion. The subject matter here is about the ’70-something’ concert pianist Mimi Stern-Wolfe, who puts together a concert every World AIDS Day, which features the works of friends (composers) who are now departed. The film features the superb music by those departed, and their family and friends recount their stories.
It is about of number of things, we see the concert come together, find out about those Mimi is paying tribute to and about the HIV/AIDS pandemic that had swept the city of New York. It raises awareness, and by the showing of the film in many places on December 1st also I think it will hit a solid audience. Films like this need to be experienced, people should not be afraid to tackle specific subject matters. The concert itself and the passion Mimi has for it and her friends is rather extraordinary.
Music has a great power, and the film shows this in such a perfect way. Spong is a talented director and Mimi is a woman you will find a connection to. Those featured tell interesting stories, and we get a vision of each whose music is featured in the concert. All The Way Through Evening is an important documentary and I highly urge people to seek it out.
Reviewers Note: This review is much shorter than my usual ones; the reason being is that I am dealing with an injury and chronic migraines. Sorry for the mini-review and I do hope I can go back to full-length ones in the near future.
The film will release in a limited capacity across Australia this coming Thursday the 29th of November. Ticket sales for the film on December 1st (World AIDS Day) in Australia will go to charities – see below for more details.
Melbourne – Cinema Nova
All ticket proceeds from 11am Dec 1 screening to be donated to Vic AIDS Council / Gay Men’s Health Centre (Book Here)
11am Dec 2 Session followed by Audience Q and A with Director Rohan Spong (Book Here)
Sydney – Dendy Newtown
All ticket proceeds from 7PM Sat Dec 1 Screening will be donated to ACON (AIDS Council of NSW) – followed by Q and A with Director Rohan Spong (Book Here)
Canberra – Dendy Canberra
Advance screening 7PM Sun Nov 28 followed by Audience Q and A with Director Rohan Spong (Book Here)
All ticket proceeds from Dec 1 Screening will be donated to AIDS Action Council (ACT).
Brisbane – Palace Centro
All filmmaker’s ticket proceeds from entire opening week will be donated to the Hope Fund for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Adelaide – Mercury Cinema
Ticket proceeds from Dec 1 Screening will be donated to the AIDS Council of South Australia (ACSA) (Book Here)