Mozart's Sister: French Drama Screened at Symphony Space
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The last date listed for Mozart's Sister was Sunday October 9, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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See rare and illuminating films from the '60s as well as Ric Burns' four-hour documentary on Andy Warhol during Symphony Space's Sleeping Around Festival. As part of their exploration of New York hotels, the event's film portion includes screenings of Warhol's Vinyl and Chelsea Girls, Paul Morrissey's Trash, footage of The Velvet Underground and Nico rehearsing in the Factory, in addition to the fascinating Burns documentary. Please see the full description for times and film summaries. Learn More
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“A beguiling celebration … a special pleasure.” -_Wall Street Journal _
“Romantic and engaging, with lush musical detail throughout.” —_Film Comment _
“Marie Feret is luminous!” —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“Gorgeous, with candlelit shots looking like old master paintings – a fine match for music that takes your breath away.” —NPR
“Lively, fascinating … Feminist without the arrogance of 20-20 hindsight, vividly precise in its depiction of 18th-century pre-revolutionary France, alive with exuberantly thesped personages and awash in the joy and power of music, the pic is a stunner. A treat for classical music lovers and cinephiles alike.” —_Variety _
A speculative account of Maria Anna “Nannerl” Mozart (Marie Feret), five years older than Wolfgang (David Moreau) and a musical prodigy in her own right. Originally the featured performer, she has given way to Wolfgang as the main attraction, as their strict but loving father Leopold (Marc Barbe) tours his talented offspring in front of the royal courts of pre-French Revolution Europe. Approaching marriageable age and now forbidden to play the violin or compose, Nannerl chafes at the limitations imposed on her gender. But a friendship with the son and daughter of Louis XV offers an alternative.