Classical Music Docs Khachaturian and Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler
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Hold on to your cocktails as Harold Zidler and his Diamond Dogs take you on a thrilling ride into the cinematic and musical mind of famed director Baz Lurhmann. This 360-degree theatrical concert experience showcases music from Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby. The performance -- which is part of the celebrated series that has also brought the soundtracks of the Coen brothers, Quentin Tarantino and John Hughes to the stage -- features a rotating cast of special guests from stage, screen and music performing an epic soundtrack that includes "Lady Marmalade," "Kissing You," "Love Is in the Air," "Crazy in Love" and other beloved songs featured in Luhrmann's films. Step behind the red curtain to find out what awaits in one of L.A.'s most popular shows, newly reimagined and better than ever. Learn More
Khachaturian, 2003, 83 min.
Peter Rosen’s visionary film traces the tumultuous career of Armenian-Soviet composer Aram Khachaturian while also exposing the harsh realities of the Soviet regime for artists. It is a story rich in contradictions: Was Khachaturian playing the fool for Stalinism, or composing music that cried out against its evils? Was he a Soviet favorite musical son, or a sacrificial lamb? An Armenian composer, rooted to his heritage, or the New Socialist Man? Among his many works, Khachaturian is known for the “Gayane Ballet Suite,” featured in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, and for the iconic “Sabre Dance.” Shot in Yerevan, Armenia. Tiblisi, Georgia, Moscow and New York, Khachaturian won Best Documentary at the Hollywood Film Festival and was an official selection of the Biarritz, Haifa and Montreal International film festivals.
Los Angeles Premiere! Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler, 2012, 88 min. Dir. Peter Rosen.
World-renowned violinist Jascha Heifetz was a legendary but mysterious figure whose story embodies the dual nature of artistic genius: the paradox of how a mortal man lives with immortal gifts that he must honor, but which exact a lifelong price. Are the man and the artist the same person? What is the price each pays? And who was the man behind the music? Not since Paganini had there been such a magician on the violin. The first modern violin virtuoso, about whom Itzhak Perlman says in the film, “When I spoke with him, I thought, ‘I can’t believe it. I’m talking with God.’”
Discussion between films with director Peter Rosen and producer Dora Kuhn.
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