We are thrilled to open the new documentary FOLLOWING THE NINTH: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BEETHOVEN’S FINAL SYMPHONY this Friday at the Music Hall. The Village Voice described it as “that rarest of films: a documentary as ineffable and transformative in its reach as it sets out to be.” Veteran journalist Bill Moyers recently did a piece about the film, which you can watch right here:
Frederick Wiseman, one of our greatest and most prolific documentarians, always delves deeply into his subjects and for his latest, AT BERKELEY, that’s more true that ever. He found one of California’s great treasures, U.C. Berkeley, such a rich subject that it required a four hour film. It is receiving some rave reviews, including this one from one that most astute of film critics, David Denby of The New Yorker. We are proud to open AT BERKELEY this Friday at the Music Hall.
The New York Times just published Terrence Rafferty’s piece about Ralph Fiennes’ new film about Charles Dickens, THE INVISIBLE WOMAN. He directs and stars as the great novelist and, as it happens, plays Magwitch in a new production of GREAT EXPECTATIONS, which we’ll open in multiple theaters this month. We’re also excited to open THE INVISIBLE WOMAN on Christmas Day.
NPR just gave CAPITAL a great review. Ella Taylor writes “Costa-Gavras’ film excels as a meticulously researched procedural that goes deep into the grime of greed, deception and cynical exploitation. But it is also a wickedly clever character analysis of a man more divided against himself than his preternatural calm suggests.”