‘Tie It’ in Taylor Little

A film by Paul Festa, “Tie It Into My Hand,” will be shown in Taylor Little Theatre.

Entertaining and deeply insightful, “Tie It Into My Hand” is an unprecedented look at the life of an artist, told entirely through interviews with directors, filmmakers, artists and performers.

In “Tie It Into My Hand,” filmmaker Paul Festa takes a lesson on the Tchaikovsky violin concerto with a series of established artists, none of whom are violinists, prompting fascinating discussions of the joys and challenges of life as an artist.

The film is about the relationship between mentor and student, the artist’s path, the music itself and about the essential conversation between the muses: between music and theater, music and dance, music and history and music and film.

Festa began violin studies at the age of two.

After three years at Juilliard, Paul returned to Yale and subsequently to his native city of San Francisco, where he became a technology-news reporter and freelance essayist and critic.

The filmmaker will be present for a discussion following the screening of the film.

It will be shown Friday night, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Taylor Little Theatre.

Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students and $1 for Mercyhurst students with their ID.