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THE ZEN OF BENNETT @ Landmark, Friday, 11/2, 7 PM

Just in case any one was wondering, Tony Bennett is still alive, and turned 86 this year. His career began at the end of 1945 when he was a draftee in WWII, and he has weathered more than 60 years in show business. This movie is probably a promo for his new memoir, Life Is A Gift: The Zen of Tony Bennett, but who cares. We've ALL grown up with this guy's voice somewhere in our heads, and this is a chance to see him in person for a Q & A after the 7 PM show.

Take a look at the trailer if you need any persuading...:)

Tickets are now available at Landmark's website. I'm in L1.

Dinner before the show will be posted separately.

Synopsis:

Artfully filmed by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Dion Beebe, the documentary employs a voyeuristic approach while exploring and illustrating the isolation experienced by the artist in the midst of the whirlwind of activity that surrounds Tony during the recording.

The film is a stylistic and compelling meditation of contradictions: memories & reality, crowded rooms & isolation, art & commerce, family & career, a golden age & a brave new world, the icon & the everyman.

The Zen Of Bennett is the definitive study of the artistic process and how an artist can endure and still be at the top of his game for over 60 years, true to his art and social conscience, while remaining relevant to a multitude of generations. The film will remain an indelible testament to the living legend that is Tony Bennett.

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  • Pat

    I enjoyed the movie because I'm a big fan of Tony Bennett but don't think it was exceptionally well made. I'd give it a B grade, good, not great. But very worthwhile for a Bennett fan. Even at 85, he's still a pretty terrific singer and he's a very cool guy.

    November 3, 2012

  • Jill

    True to its title, The Zen of Bennett was a meditation, where the viewer has the opportunity of being mindful of the poetic and prosaic moments that make up Tony Bennett's life. I'm so grateful that it wasn't the usual information-packed biographic documentary.

    November 3, 2012

  • Carol R.

    I'm N4&N6 and I have an extra ticket. Include me for dinner please.

    October 29, 2012

    • Pat

      If you bought it with a credit card, you can get your refund back to the card online. Very easy. I did it recently.

      October 30, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Carol, I'll take the ticket off your hands if it is still available.

      November 1, 2012

  • Jill

    Where's dinner? Did I miss the notice?

    October 31, 2012

  • Lindsie

    Carol...if you can't find a taker, you can ask for a refund for one up to one hour before showtime and just lose $1...

    October 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds great but I already have something else on that night.

    October 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I11 wow there weren't many seats left!

    October 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    H5 - see you and Tony then!

    October 27, 2012

  • Pat

    I LOVE Tony Bennett!!

    October 16, 2012

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