Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Orlando Jones Says Goodbye to 'Sleepy Hollow' Orlando Jones Says Goodbye to 'Sleepy Hollow' Here's the Character Lupita Nyong'o Plays in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' + Jar Jar Binks Dead? Here's the Character Lupita Nyong'o Plays in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' + Jar Jar Binks Dead? Dee Rees Talks Making of 'Bessie,' Her Approach, Challenges as a Black Female Director, Filmmaker Tips, More... Dee Rees Talks Making of 'Bessie,' Her Approach, Challenges as a Black Female Director, Filmmaker Tips, More... Weekend B.O. May 1-3 (The $187 Million Disappointment) Weekend B.O. May 1-3 (The $187 Million Disappointment) Deon Cole, Nicki Minaj, Regina Hall and Eve Join 'Barbershop 3' Cast Deon Cole, Nicki Minaj, Regina Hall and Eve Join 'Barbershop 3' Cast A New Month Begins with New Titles Added to Netflix's Streaming Library. Here Are Your Options... A New Month Begins with New Titles Added to Netflix's Streaming Library. Here Are Your Options... Newcomer Kascion Franklin Lands Lead Role in BBC Drama Feature 'Danny and the Human Zoo' with Destiny Ekaragha Directing Newcomer Kascion Franklin Lands Lead Role in BBC Drama Feature 'Danny and the Human Zoo' with Destiny Ekaragha Directing Taraji P Henson Thanks UK Fans for Illegally Streaming 'Empire' Which Led to Its Pickup + UK Reactions to the Show Taraji P Henson Thanks UK Fans for Illegally Streaming 'Empire' Which Led to Its Pickup + UK Reactions to the Show A New Film Studio Grows in Uganda - Wakaliwood A New Film Studio Grows in Uganda - Wakaliwood You Will Be Moved By the Atmospheric First Full Trailer for 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' You Will Be Moved By the Atmospheric First Full Trailer for 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' Wendell Pierce Will Play Clarence Thomas Opposite Kerry Washington's Anita Hill in HBO's 'Confirmation,' Directed by Rick Famuyiwa Wendell Pierce Will Play Clarence Thomas Opposite Kerry Washington's Anita Hill in HBO's 'Confirmation,' Directed by Rick Famuyiwa Crowdfund This: Feature Film, 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco' Crowdfund This: Feature Film, 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco' Indie Box Office: How Did the Queen Latifah Exec Produced Indie Drama 'Brotherly Love' Do? Indie Box Office: How Did the Queen Latifah Exec Produced Indie Drama 'Brotherly Love' Do? Watch 'Deadpan' - an Early Short Work by Steve McQueen Inspired by Buster Keaton Watch 'Deadpan' - an Early Short Work by Steve McQueen Inspired by Buster Keaton Barbie Is Honoring Ava DuVernay (and Other "Sheroes") With Her Very Own Doll. Have a Look... Barbie Is Honoring Ava DuVernay (and Other "Sheroes") With Her Very Own Doll. Have a Look... Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Watch Trailer For New Doc About 11 Year Old Wunderkind Cellist Malik Kofi

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act March 25, 2013 at 11:55PM

I just recently came across this and I'm willing to bet that you won't see a film this year that's more uplifting and inspiring than this new documentary about this remarkable 11 year old cellist prodigy, Malik Kofi. But I feel that I also must warn you...
4
Malik Kofi

I just recently came across this and I'm willing to bet that you won't see a film this year that's more uplifting and inspiring than this new documentary about this remarkable 11 year old cellist prodigy, Malik Kofi. But I feel that I also must warn you...

Warn you to the simple fact that, after you watch this trailer, which by the way is called Little Music Manchild: The Malik Kofi Story (made by Birmingham Alabama based filmmaker Malena Cunningham), that it might just depress you as well.

Depress you in the sense that you'll start thinking: "What was I doing when I was 11 years old?" or "Why didn't I turn out like him?" or "How come my hopeless, completely clueless kids aren't like him?

Or just: "Where did I go wrong?"

But young Mr. Kofi, who is way beyond his years as you will see, is a genuine wonder. Not only is he an extremely talented  and accomplished cellist, but also a musical prodigy who plays the piano, drums and guitar. He's an inspiring orator as well.

Living in Alabama, he was raised by his vegan grandmother, Ruby Cox, along with his two older twin brothers, who are also quite musically and intellectually gifted.

Ms. Cox also raised her grandchildren on a strict vegan diet. As she has been quoted, she kept them totally off junk food because "it's substance abuse. Kids that eat that junk don't focus, can't sit down, are noisy and disruptive and are not imaginative."

Amen. Who's going to argue with that?

Ms Cunningham plans to premiere the film in April in Birmingham at a fundraising event to support Malik's music lesson fees, and hopefully, after that, get the film shown on the film festival circuit this later.

And oh, I did tell you that he's only 11 years old right?

Here's the trailer:


Shadow & ActNewsletter