Houston Chronicle : Beethoven feature & interview with Phil Grabsky

Sometimes, when fielding audience questions after screenings of “In Search of Beethoven” Phil Grabsky lets it slip that an early cut of his 2009 documentary stretched to 11 1/2 hours long.

“People have come up to me after and said, ‘Where can we get the 11 1/2-hour version?’ ” marvels the award-winning British filmmaker from his home base in Brighton, East Sussex. “I said ‘No, no, that doesn’t exist; it was a moment’.”

Showing this weekend and next at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, “In Search of Beethoven” is a nuanced and insightful cinematic portrait…

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