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'River' with the Australian Chamber Orchestra

From the director of 'Sherpa' and 'Mountain', this documentary ponders how rivers shape the planet — and the ACO will perform its score live.
By Sarah Ward
July 05, 2021
By Sarah Ward
July 05, 2021

In the film that brought her global acclaim, Australian filmmaker Jennifer Peedom climbed up in the world — and she hasn't looked back. Sherpa explored tense times on Mount Everest, while her next documentary, Mountain, pondered the world's highest peaks, their beauty and their allure.

With River, Peedom isn't staring at towering land masses. But she is peering from great heights at waterways that snake across continents. And, she's once again teaming up with none other than Willem Dafoe, who narrates this poetic musing on just how rivers shape the planet.

If Mountain is anything to go by, expect a meditative experience — because looking at absolutely stunning sights, listening to lyrical narration and hearing a stirring score will have that effect.

River releases in Australian cinemas in October; however, before that date, it's screening around the country in special live performance sessions with the Australian Chamber Orchestra — who'll play its soundtrack right there in front of you as you watch. Melburnians can get in on the action on Saturday, August 7 and Monday, August 9 at the Melbourne Recital Centre, and also on Sunday, August 8 at Hamer Hall.

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