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Beyond the Fear of Singing- US Cinema Premiere

September 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$9 – $13

A Film by Michael Stillwater
Co-Produced by Doris Laesser Stillwater
Produced for Song Without Borders (2019)

Beyond the Fear of Singing:
Unlock Your Voice.  Release Your Song.

About the Film

In a society where people are measured according to the prowess of their performance, early childhood criticism of the sound of our voice or comparing our expression to others may contribute to hiding our singing voice and creativity.

 Fear of singing has become a kind of silent, global epidemic.

As told through spoken insights and original music of voice educators, artists and people on ‘the road of vocal recovery’, a global epidemic of silenced song is being met by an irrepressible uprising of the primal urge to sing. Whether you adamantly believe you can’t sing or absolutely love the sound of your own voice, a diversity of perspectives brings hope, humor and possibility to this intimate yet universal phenomenon, with imagery of flowing water and birdsong woven throughout, echoing the natural flow of creativity.


Winner, Hollywood International Independent Film Awards (2018)
Winner, Canada International Film Festival – Royal Reel Award (2019)
Winner, Alaska International Film Awards- Kodiak Award (2019)
Official Selection, Switzerland International Film Festival (2018)
Official Selection, Lift-Off Online Festival (2019)



including Q&A and music with film director Michael Stillwater

“See this film! Sing your song!”
-Don Schwartz, CineSource Magazine

“Sublime & Dazzling”
-Mary Trainor-Brigham, author, Deep Cinema

“Your voice is the muscle and messenger of your soul. This is an essential film for discovering the profound role sound and singing plays in transforming our communication in all realms of life”
-Chloe Goodchild-   Singer, voice pioneer, author & founder of The Naked Voice

“A penetrating and healing journey into the part of all of us that wants to sing”
-Alan Cohen, author, ‘The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’

“Magnificently drives home how important it is for people
to discover the depth of their own voice in the most human terms.”
– Adam Huber, author



September 22, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$9 – $13
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Rafael Theater
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Rafael Theater
1118 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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