YELLOW SUBMARINE
1968, Abramorama, 85 min, UK, Dir: George Dunning

Once upon a time, or maybe twice, there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, a place where happiness and music reigned supreme. But all was threatened when the terrible Blue Meanies declared war and sent in their army, led by a menacing Flying Glove, to destroy all that was good. Enter John, Paul, George and Ringo to save the day! Armed with little more than their humor, songs and their yellow submarine, The Beatles tackle the rough seas in an effort to bring down the evil forces of bluedom. Includes the songs "All You Need Is Love," "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and the title track.


JASCHA HEIFETZ: GOD'S FIDDLER
2012, 88 min, USA, 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 extract a life-long 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.’” “Fascinating… one of the top 10 classical music films of 2011.” - WQXR


KHACHATURIAN
2003, 83 min, USA, Dir: Peter Rosen

Peter Rosen's visionary documentary 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, he is known for the “Gayane Ballet Suite,” featured in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, and for the iconic “Sabre Dance.” Concert pianist Dora Kuhn co-produced this visionary documentary about Khachaturian’s tumultuous career and joined the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra to perform the composer’s music in it. Narrated by Eric Bogosian and 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.


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