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Each year WXXI Classical presents a series of films that are related to classical music in some way. Selected by our classical music hosts Brenda Tremblay, Mona Seghatoleslami, and Steve Johnson each film chosen exemplifies the power of music in a non-traditional narrative. Films are often preceded by subject-related live music in The Little Cafe or followed by live panel discussion following the film.

Tribute Screening: Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

To celebrate the remarkable legacy of composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, who passed away last month, The Little is bringing back Stephen Nomura Schible’s exhilarating feature debut for a special tribute screening on Wednesday April 19th at 7:30pm .

This revelatory exploration of Sakamoto’s life and work offers a fascinating glimpse into the artistic process of the renowned musician, and was originally screened by The Little September 2018 as part of the One Take Series in collaboration with WXXI Classical

One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto’s career spans from techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning composer and anti-nuclear activist. This intimate portrait explores Sakamoto’s return to music following a cancer diagnosis, leading to the creation of a haunting new masterpiece.