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Every day, concierge Yves Deshommes practices his violin behind the front desk of a Manhattan office building. But during the hours outside his shift, Yves’s life is revealed to be equal parts intrepid and inspiring.

Yves & Variation screens as part of We Out Here: Shorts on Sunday, February 9 at 3:30 pm.

DIRECTOR: Lydia Cornett
COUNTRY: United States, Haiti
DURATION: 15 minutes
YEAR: 2019
Genre: Documentary
TYPE: Short Films

About the Director

Lydia Cornett is a documentary filmmaker and video producer based in Brooklyn. Her independent work focuses on artistic performance and personal histories while her professional assignments span visual journalism and a wide array of literary content. 

Lydia was selected as the 2019 Valentine & Clark Emerging Artist Fellow at the Jacob Burns Film Center and a 2018 CoLab Fellow at UnionDocs. She has assisted filmmakers Chai Vasarhelyi (Meru); Brett Story (The Hottest August); and Ken Burns (East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story). A member of The Video Consortium, she has produced video content for The New Yorker, Slate Magazine, The Washington Post, Penguin Random House, and Princeton University. 

Lydia studied History and Film/Video at Princeton University and is a classically trained violinist & composer.


Little Haiti Cultural Complex

212 NE 59th Terrace

Miami, FL 33137

DATE: Sunday, February 9, 2020
TIME: 3:30 pm