Film Screening: “Russian Journey”

2003. Director Yosif Feyginberg

Language: Russian, with English subtitles.

WHEN: Friday, October 7, 2011 at 7:30pm

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet; Houston, TX 77005)

Admission is free

The musical icon Glenn Gould remains one of the best-known and most accomplished pianists of our time. “Russian Journey” is not a conventional biographical film about this musician, but a story of one great event in Gould’s life — his 1957 trip to Russia. This event had a long-lasting effect on the performer and his audiences, and would influence future generations of Russian musicians.

Along with new facts and details about Gould’s visit to Russia, this film features original Moscow and Leningrad recordings of Gould’s concerts, including the unreleased recording of Gould’s lecture/recital at the Leningrad Conservatory. Also featured are previously unknown, unreleased documents and photographs of Gould’s trip, many from his ‘confidential’ file in the Department of Foreign Affairs. The impact of his visit is also recaptured through the words of celebrated contemporary musicians Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and other prominent musicians, musicologists, film and theater directors.

Community screening with distributors’ permission.

For more information call 713-395-3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Event Sponsors

City of Houston

Houston Arts Alliance

This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance

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