Beethoven documentary follows joy and healing
Sent to mailinglist subscribers on May 8, 2014
Nearly 200 years after its premiere, one of the most iconic pieces of music ever made still inspires audiences worldwide with its liberating and resilient message: All men will be brothers.
Filmworks will present the American independent documentary “Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony” this Friday, May 9 at the historic Tower Theatre. Show times are 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. The movie, directed by Kerry Candaele, charts “the inextricable relationship between music and the human experience,” according to the Village Voice, as it explores the famed composer’s “Ode to Joy” and its incredible healing powers across five continents.
The first screening will also feature a Discussion Circle with Dr. Thomas Loewenheim, a professor of music at Fresno State and the music director of Youth Orchestras of Fresno, which serves as the screening sponsor for this month. Filmworks has invited the youth players from Youth Orchestras to attend the screening for free, as part of its new community outreach program. Three of those players recently shared why Beethoven’s final symphony brings them so much joy in our monthly featured video.
You can purchase your tickets on our website.