…the beauty of the instrument itself; seeing the young people playing and increasingly females amongst them. I’d never thought that the guitar had displaced it as a major pop instrument. Angels and Accordions looks beautiful and adds a context for accordions different from anything else in the film. I liked seeing people dance to the music, the father-son playing the duet, the husband who played and wife who “danced.” The jazz accordionist; neat! The description of the guy’s teacher hugging the instrument, breathing with it. Tradition and innovation. Breathe in, breathe out. The kind of folk accordion. The extremes that people use to describe it are neat—square/debauchery. The bath house music party with accordions was a fun surprise. I didn’t know Pauline Oliveros played accordion. That was a very rich component, with the images of the tree leaves, the meditative aspect. I think I recognize where some of it took place – that community garden in the east village? I really like Rachel Garniez. Her sound, look, comments. I like the poetic imagery you go for with the fish, underwater, etc, when she is singling on the Staten island Ferry.And by the end when that graphic reappeared I felt you had achieved what you the narrator told me the viewer you were setting out to do re: a larger recognition of all that the accordion is. Bravo!