I Am Not A Rock Star

Director: Bobbie Jo Hart
Year: 2013
Duration: 83 min
Language: English

Labelled a child prodigy, Marika Bournaki is catapulted into a world of concerts, competitions and media coverage at a very young age. Made over the course of 8 years, I Am Not A Rockstar follows Markia during her rise to fame between the ages of 12 and 20. The film dramatically unfolds to reveal the coming of age of an ambitious, talented pianist and the consequences of her eight year journey to make it.


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“Bobbi Jo Hart attains such graceful intimacy” – Basil Tsiokos, Sundance Film Festival


“I am not a rock star” is a very touching film… Marika’s level of dedication is enough to inspire everybody” – William Brownridge, Toronto Film Scene


“Engrossing…” – Natalie Atkinson, The National Post


“I am not a rock star” is a rare and valuable tribute to both classical music and talented pianist Marika Bournaki.” – Jeff Kaliss, San Francisco Classical Voice


“Entertaining diva antics” – Boyd van Hoelj, Variety


“Dramatic” – T’Cha Dunlecy, Montreal Gazette


“A fascinating portrait” – Jean Siag, La Presse