Keep On Keepin' On

An unforgettable love letter to the power of music

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Musical mentorship

Inspirational pairing, the strong bond of friendship

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The jazz legend

93 year-old jazz trumpeter Clark Terry

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and his new protégé

23 year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin

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Keep On Keepin' On

Wednesday January 28, 7.30pm, $10, ArtSpring
Keep On Keepin' On is the remarkable story of celebrated 93-year-old trumpet-player Clark Terry, who is not only a living legend of the Golden Age of jazz, but was also both a mentor to Miles Davis and a teacher to Quincy Jones. Shot over a period of five years, the film highlights Terry's friendship with the preternaturally gifted Justin Kauflin, a blind, 23-year-old piano prodigy who suffers from debilitating stage fright. Affectionate, entertaining, moving - one of the year's best music documentaries.

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2015 festival

The 16th annual Salt Spring Film Festival will take place March 6th-8th, 2015. Film submissions have now closed and we're now scheduling our program. See our FAQ page for more information about submitting for 2016.

Community Bazaar

During the Festival weekend the Salt Spring Film Festival Society hosts a Community Bazaar. Many local organizations gather to educate the audience of their activities in the social fabric of Salt Spring Island.


The Salt Spring Film Festival is a non-profit charitable society incorporated in 2010, whose mission is to educate, inspire and activate our community through a festival of documentary film from Canada and around the world.

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