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Black Magic Piano has the endearing aesthetic of Once and the episodic formula of Lemonade, all in a unique multimedia package that is entirely its own. Over the course of 40 minutes, colorful overlays of NYC ephemera, impassioned Tom Waits-like ballads, and informative dance sequences guide us through a love story, unencumbered by dialogue. The film is rooted in both Symes’ own broken relationship and the unforgiving and singularly beguiling New York City art scene. En masse, Black Magic Piano is as open as the wounds and wonder that inspired it, and it’s as inviting and as beautiful as the piano that originally wrested the story.