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A pipe organ fuels obsession in Gabriele Fabbro's 'The Grand Bolero'

The largest symphonic organ in Europe, a harsh COVID-19 lockdown, a queer love story. What else could anyone ask for from an award-winning indie film?

And on top of all of that, Italian director Gabriele Fabbro says that “The Grand Bolero” is the first fictional film that centers on a pipe organ.

It’s screening Sept. 4 at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix — complete with an organ performance of its own.

The Show spoke with Fabbro to learn how the pipe organ inspired the tale of obsession.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.