"This is a marvelous musical journey. Fascinating glimpses into the variety of traditional instruments, how they're played and how they're made. Engaging concert performances, interviews with acclaimed musicians... a tantalizing trip."

"A strong documentary which speaks of one man's passion combined with his experiences traveling the globe to seek out the various cultures from which his love for music originated. From Africa to Norway to Mexico and everywhere in between, he took the audience (a sold-out house) on an engaging, informative and personal journey. Bravo!"
New Haven (CT) Int'l Film Festival

"Beautiful music, scenery, stories and insights. A film for the music aficionado, traveler and memoir lover."
Wilmington (DE) Int'l Film Festival

"A fascinating global percussion journey. Lipner is searching for deeper personal connections with various cultures and creativity thru his music, and is obviously nuts for mallet instruments - and I wasn't aware there were so many of them. This is a wonderful documentary... It should appeal to more than just the aficionados of music, should inculcate a greater appreciation of all mallet instruments in all genres of music."
Audiophile Audition

"Congratulations! Talking Sticks is wonderful and inspiring."
Dr. Paul Buyer, Clemson Univ

"WOW, what a great film and project! Looks and sounds fantastic. So informative with such a great message, and is also very enjoyable to watch. The filmmakers must be very proud."
Dr. Jeff Moore, Univ Central Florida

"...Enthusiastically received by folks interested in world music and the creative impulse. It is not only educational but also funny and moving, and should appeal to any audience of music lovers."
Hartland (VT) Jazz Festival

"Our library has acquired Talking Sticks I look forward to the many opportunities to share it with students in ALL fields of study to see the possibility of teamwork in life through music. Bravo to everyone involved in this great project. "
Sparks, Lone Star College-Kingwood

"Creativity is contagious. Pass it on."
Albert Einstein