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The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” will play in the 2nd Annual Amazing Shorts Film Festival, which takes place in Madrid, Spain, January 20-25, 2020.

My 37 minute musical adaptation of the classic Edgar Allan Poe story, classified as a medium length film for the purposes of the festival, will be playing Friday, January 24, 6pm, at the Village Tap Room, Calle Martin de los Heros 28, on an evening program with shorts from Italy, Russia and Spain.

I especially prepared a version of the film with Spanish subtitles.  That’s how I learned that the Spanish word for film, película, refers not only to the film that is a movie, but also to the film that covers the blue “vulture eye” of the old man in “The Tell-Tale Heart”.  Just like in English.


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The pale blue eye … with a film over it … which so disturbs the protagonist he resolves to murder the old man …


So, if you happen to be in Madrid next week, check out “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” in English with Spanish subtitles at the 2nd Amazing Shorts Film Festival.


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And then, while you are at it, hop a couple connecting flights the next day to get to Montana in time to see “The Tell-Tale Heart – a  musicabre” play at the Flathead Lake Film Festival on Sunday, at 11am.

Madrid and Montana.  How’s that for a weekend of contrasts!

I won’t be able to do it myself, but I sure wish I could.

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On the festival website, the images for the selected films cycle through under their category banner:

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About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 40 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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  1. Joann Elder says:

    We are cheering for you, Danny. Love from Jo and Joe

    Liked by 1 person

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