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Festival Films

All films will be shown in Cheatham Hall, World Forestry Center. See Schedule for times.

UNQUIET TRAVELLER, July 12th at 4:30 PM & July 15th at 4:30 PM

Director: Bruno Monsaingeon83 Minutes

"Unquiet Traveller defines Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski as a Romantic loner. Monsaingeon follows him on a specially set up train journey through snow-bound eastern Europe, in a carriage converted for him to take his Steinway on board. Photogenic and big-souled, Anderszewski proves utterly beguiling, whether chattering about his Warsaw childhood, taking his granny shopping in Budapest, or discussing his notorious perfectionism." - The Guardian


THE BUDDHA OF THE PIANO: LEOPOLD GODOWSKY, July 14th at 12:30 PM & July 16th at 12:30 PM


Director: Antonio Iturrioz        57 Minutes

"Many bravos to Antonio Iturrioz for giving us this wonderfully informative and much-needed documentary on one of our under appreciated and greatest musicians, Leopold Godowsky. It allows us to again remember the legendary life and career of this brilliantly unique pianist, composer and arranger, and his immeasurably important contributions to the world of music." - Byron Janis, pianist

THEY CAME TO PLAY, July 13th at 5:30 PM & July 16th at 5:30 PM

Director: Alex Rotaru          90 Minutes

An uplifting feature-length documentary chronicling the passion, pressure, and potential surrounding the International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs hosted by the Van Cliburn Foundation, a prestigious event which reunites seventy-five of the world's best amateur pianists with their dreams, if only for a brief time.



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