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The Canote Twins - documentary film screening

  • 28 Jan 2024
  • 1:00 PM
  • Cinematheque Vancouver

Please join Greg and Jere Canote and director Larry Edelman at a free screening of The Canote Twins, sponsored by the Pacific Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Society. 

Admission is free, but reservations are required – seating is limited, so make your reservations early. 

THE CANOTE TWINS, a film by Larry Edelman, is a feature length documentary about Greg and Jere Canote, identical twins who have been playing music together for most of their 70-plus years. And not just any old music, but simply amazing, genetically-matched singing and musicianship. They quickly bring to mind the rich tradition of singing brother duets, evoking such seminal duos as the Blue Sky Boys, the Delmore Brothers, and the Everly Brothers. And they take it up a notch, because they’re not merely brothers, but identical twins. And as musician and editor Paul Kotapish put it, “They’re really ‘twinny’ twins.” Their delightful repertoire spans Americana including rare fiddle tunes, quirky novelty songs, and swing classics, all uniquely interpreted through their positive world view. They’ve shared their music for more than half a century, teaching and performing at countless festivals and workshops, and on radio and television. But delightful music is only part of the story. Greg and Jere have another unique characteristic – they are two of the happiest people you will ever meet. And their happiness is mysteriously contagious. Anyone finding themselves in close proximity to the twins, might also find themselves caught up in a vortex of joy and optimism. This documentary spans their lifetime, right up to the present day. You’ll appreciate their musical inspirations and tap into some of the secrets of their happiness. Singlers will better understand the mystical closeness of identical twins. And after it’s over, we hope you’ll feel a little more joyful, a bit happier. And can’t we all use a little bit more of that?

Voted Audience Favorite Feature Documentary at the West Sound Film Festival! Recent reviews from audience members:
This is the absolute funniest, most touching documentary on the planet!
IMHO it was the most fascinating, uplifting, hilarious, whimsical and deeply moving documentary ever!
My heart is so full right now, yet oddly it feels so much lighter than it did this morning.
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