Say What!: A Geriatric Proposal

Dir. Aaron Weinstein | 6 min
Documentary Short United States 2017 English

Sunday, May 63:15 PM E Street Cinema

Monday, May 76:30 PM Bethesda Row Cinema

At a post-concert reception, a young jazz musician tries to survive aggressive grannies and other terrifying creatures.

Screenings followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Aaron Weinstein.

Screening as part of the Drawing Borders shorts program.


Screenings followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Aaron Weinstein.

Called “the Groucho of the violin” by Tony Bennett and “a perfect musician” by jazz guitar legend, Bucky Pizzarelli, Aaron Weinstein “is rapidly establishing himself as one of his instrument’s rare jazz masters.” (Don Heckman, International Review of Music).  As a featured soloist, Aaron has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, the Blue Note, and abroad at jazz festivals in England, France, Switzerland, Iceland, and Israel.  Aaron has performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including: Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Dave Frishberg, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross as well as musicians as varied as New York Pops conductor, Skitch Henderson and rock guitarist, Jay Geils.  He has written arrangements for vocalists including Christine Ebersole, Linda Lavin, and the Manhattan Transfer’s Janis Siegel.  Additionally, Aaron is a respected mandolinist, widely regarded as one of the instrument’s leading exponents in the jazz idiom.  He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, a bow tie rights activist, and is also lactose intolerant but can find at least one agreeable item on any restaurant menu, a feat he’s called, “my greatest talent.


  • Best Animated Short
    2017, New York Jazz Film Festival
  • Best Film / Best Music
    2017, Los Angeles Feedback Film Festival






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This event finished on May 8, 2018.