Strad Style

Directed by: Stefan Avalos


Total Runtime: 105 min

Country of Origin: USA / Italy / Netherlands

Audience Award and Jury Award (Best Documentary Feature), Slamdance

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Saturday June - 3 - 10:00 AM





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“Manages to deliver not only a successful underdog tale but a compelling character piece as well.”

Adam Patterson, Film Pulse

(Q&A with filmmaker after screening)

Strad Style follows an amateur Stradivarius aficionado who gets the opportunity of a lifetime to recreate the world’s most famous violin. Through the magic of social media, a backwoods dreamer living in rural Ohio who has an obsession for ‘Stradivari’ and all things violin, convinces a famous European concert violinist that he can make a copy of the most famous and valuable violin in the world. Fighting time, poverty, and — most of all – himself, Danny Houck puts everything on the line for one shot at glory. The only problem? In spite of his confidence that he “could be a famous violin maker, if [he] had the energy and drive to do it,” Houck might not actually be up to the task…