“Re-released as part of special screenings for all of director Phil Grabsky’s Great Composer series, this 2014 documentary is a studious, attentive resumé… that gets to the essence of the music.”
The Guardian’s Phil Hoad reviews In Search of Chopin. Limited screenings from Friday February 28th.
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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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