Disney has announced that the Searchlight Pictures short film, “The Last Repair Shop” is going to be coming to Disney+ in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States on Tuesday 23rd January 2024.

Once commonplace in the United States, today, Los Angeles is by far the largest and one of the last American cities to provide free and freely repaired musical instruments to its public schoolchildren, a continuous service since 1959.  From Academy Award-nominated directing duo Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers, “The Last Repair Shop” grants an all-access pass to the nondescript downtown warehouse where a dwindling handful of devoted craftspeople keep over 80,000 student instruments in good repair.

Witness the profound life stories of four staff master craftspeople as well as the captivating students whose lives have been transformed by their instruments. In the repair people’s stories, music has been the continuous thread that has mended their broken hearts and brought them to where they are now — fixing faulty instruments (some saxophones date back to the 1930s) to get them back into the longing hands of Los Angeles’ public school youth.

Check out the trailer below:

The short has been produced by Breakwater Studios and was prevously released on the Los Angeles Times’ YouTube channel.

The film received two Critics Choice Association nominations for Best Short Documentary and Best Score, and was included on DOC NYC’s influential 15-film Short List. On the same day as when the short film is being released on Disney+, the Oscar nominations are being revealed, so maybe that’s a hint that it’s going to be nominated in the short category.

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Roger Palmer

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