A tender portrait of an underground electronic music legend enjoying a late-in-life career renaissance
Lovingly stitched together from contemporary interviews, family photos, and archival footage, KEYBOARD FANTASIES: THE BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND STORY is a stunning ode to its titular star, his legacy in electronic music, advocacy for transgender rights, and current work as a 76-year-old touring performer. Glenn Copeland started himself on a sonic odyssey while just a college student at McGill University, a journey which would make him a cult legend and forever alter his life. Written and performed entirely on early synthesizers and drum machines in 1986, Copeland's self-released debut album 'Keyboard Fantasies' became an underground hit with new generations, inspiring many future stars of the genre and leading to a career renaissance decades after its creation. Posy Dixon's extraordinary documentary looks at the man behind the musical movement and honors this pioneer with the insightful, tender portrait he's always deserved.
Cast: Beverly Glenn-Copeland
Presented in partnership with Urbanworld Film Festival and Harlem Pride
Part of The 32nd Annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival