I am Not a Rock Star

The sacrifice of self, the acclaim, the adoring crowds… classical pianist Marika Bournaki fits the role. But the title of Oregon-born Bobbi Jo Hart’s award-winning portrait speaks to the contradictions of Bournaki’s life. Made over a span of eight years—following the classical phenom from age 12 to 20–the experience amounts to a front-row seat in the transition from child to adult and the forming of a personality. Shot in vérité style in concert halls and on the road around the world, Bournaki’s experience and stunning performances reveal both the rewards and costs of a life dedicated to music.

Appears in: Northwest Tracking

Genres: Documentary, Music