Henny's Opus In B Minor
In her struggle with aging and dementia, Henny is deeply frustrated that she's lost her abilities as a classical musician - and that she can’t do or remember the things she used to. By reintroducing Henny to her favourite composer, Bach, she reconnects to her music and her memories.
Henny's Opus demonstrates that although we lose the abilities of our younger selves as we age, music has a unique human power that enables a re-membering of our memories, ourselves, and how we relate to others - demanding something more from what our dominant culture considers as 'growing old', and challenging our perceptions of aging.
Henny's Opus has screened internationally in Europe, Australia, and the United States, won the Audience Award at the 2015 Indiana Short Film Festival, and was selected for CBC's 2015 Summer Short Doc Series.