Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story

Director: Jonathan Kalafer
Total Running Time: 89 minutes
Release Date: 2011
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The PS22 chorus of fifth-graders from Staten Island became a YouTube sensation when their teacher started posting videos of them singing on his blog. Their rousing renditions of songs from artists like the Rolling Stones to Adele soon earned them a national legion of fans, as well as the attention of A-list actors and pop stars. This joyous documentary from producer-director Jonathan Kalafer follows the talented and diverse group of kids, led by energetic instructor Gregg Breinberg, as they tackle creative differences, lost voices, and homesickness while prepping for the concert of a lifetime: an appearance at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony. Throughout, the power of music, as well as the transformative effect of an amazing teacher, shine through.

2012 Woodstock Film Festival – Audience Award
2012 New Jersey International Film Festival – Best Documentary
2012 DocuWeeks (LA/NYC) – Official Selection
2012 Tribeca Film Festival – Official Selection
2012 Hot Springs Documentary Festival – Official Selection
2012 Aspen Film Festival – Official Selection
2012 Gotham Awards – Nominated for Audience Award
2012 Toronto International Film Festival Children’s Festival – Official Selection

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