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Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
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"In Search of Beethoven"
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128 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 17 2010

This is a fantastic film that was very informative and moving. I left feeling like I had gotten to know this genius composer.

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40 reviews
15 stars
attended Oct 17 2010

This is an excellent movie. I was surprised at the relatively small attendance. It's a nice venue, too. The portrayal of Beethoven is real without the Hollywood hype. I particularly like the direct quotes from his own journals and letters. ...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 17 2010

This was an excellent production, visually, artistically and historically. I enjoyed it very much and have much more of an understanding of the life and times of one of my favorite composers.

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“Beautifully lensed and intelligently crafted.” —Variety
“The film’s real resource is its impressive array of talking heads, their intimate familiarity with the music, and their ability to impart graspable insight.” —Village Voice
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Award-winning filmmaker Phil Grabsky and Seventh Art Productions, the makers of 2007’s art house hit _In Search of Mozart, are back in theaters with a new feature-length biographical film about the life of Ludwig van Beethoven. In Search of Beethoven _brings together the world’s leading performers and experts on Beethoven to reveal new insights into this celebrated composer.