Song for Hope: The Ryan Anthony Story

October 19, 2022

Presented by Dallas International Film Festival in collaboration with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

“Song For Hope” is a story about living life to the fullest, about the unwavering strength and support of family and friends and about one man’s refusal to allow his affliction to affect his love of his art. Part of the Dallas International Film Festival, this deeply touching film spotlights the life and legacy of our very own Ryan Anthony. 

The film, directed by Chris Haigh, portrays the incredible story of trumpet virtuoso, Ryan Anthony, after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma at the age of 42 and given just months to live. For many, this would be a crushing blow, but for Ryan, it motivated him to start a charity called CancerBlows and show the world that music can save lives.

The documentary illustrates Ryan’s rise from child prodigy to musical superstardom, from cancer clinics, chemotherapy, and stem cell transplants to sell-out concerts in symphony halls. Despite overwhelming odds and intense medical treatments, his positivity, determination, and passion for performing continually drove him to the concert stage.

Following the screening, there will be a Q&A moderated by James Faust of DIFF featuring the filmmakers and Niki, Jackson and Rowan Anthony.

Screening presented by Capital One.

Song for Hope: The Ryan Anthony Story Trailer