Directed by Kerry Candaele. This inspiring new film examines the legacy of Beethoven’s final symphony and its historic resonance for activists in Pinochet’s Chile, in Cold War East Berlin, and at China’s Tiananmen Square—and for hundreds of Japanese choristers who perform the “Ode to Joy” every December. “[A] majestic sonic travelogue charting the inextricable relationship between music and the human experience…A documentary as ineffable and transformative in its reach as it sets out to be.” –Village Voice. Cleveland premiere.
Germany/USA/UK/Austria/Chile/China/Japan/South Africa, 2011, color, video, 80 min.
Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).