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You likely know most of their songs, but may not know the story of the Sherman brothers. 

The prolific songwriting duo is responsible for legendary Disney movies scores like Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins. You have an opportunity to see a film on them and talk to the filmmaker tonight in Kelowna.

The 2009 documentary called "The Boys" tells the story of the Sherman Brothers (Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman) -- the most prolific songwriting duo in Hollywood history, composing many of the world’s best-known and best-loved songs.

For more than 60 years and over 50 films, the songwriting team collaborated to create Academy and Grammy award-winning music for the stage, screen, theme parks, and the hit parade.

Hired and mentored by Walt Disney, the Shermans' musical style was accordingly family-friendly, happy, and hopeful. The classic scores of Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and the ubiquitous song “It's a Small World (After All)” are among the cornerstones of their enduring legacy.

Behind the scenes, however, the Sherman boys were infinitely more complex. Their creative genius was borne of a surprising and longstanding estrangement.

Narrated by the brothers, the film is filled with beloved favourite songs and stories, and a cavalcade of actors and musicians they inspired.

Produced and directed by their sons, Gregory and Jeff Sherman, this film explores the drama behind the magic. The executive producer was Ben Stiller.

Filmmaker Gregory Sherman is a special guest for the screening at Okanagan College KLO campus in Theatre room S104, doors open at 6:30 with the film starting at 7:30. To RSVP, click here.



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