Maine premiere of ‘Singing with Angry Bird’

Jun 08, 2018
Choir leader Jae-Chang Kim encourages one of his students’ parents to sing out in “Singing with Angry Bird.”

Rockland — Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., will present a Maine premiere screening of the 2016 documentary “Singing with Angry Bird” Thursday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. Shown in collaboration with “POV,” the film will be screened prior to its public television airing.

Jae-Chang Kim runs a children's choir in Pune, India. Although his quick temper earned him the nickname Angry Bird, he has made significant changes in the lives of the choir children. But in need of income and skeptical of the practical value of music education, their parents are reluctant to let them sing. In order to convince them, Angry Bird decides to train the parents with their children for a joint concert, showing them the power of music in bringing families closer together.

Directed by Hyewon Jee, “Singing With Angry Bird” poses important questions about the balance between work and family; and enjoying activities together as a family.

This year's free Thursday Film Series is hosted by the Friends of the Rockland Library. In addition to watching great films, viewers can enter a drawing for books related to the movie's topic or theme donated by the Friend's Book Stop. For more information, call 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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