120 minutes - 2009 - French & Russian with English subtitles
Directed by Radu Mihaileanu
Starring Aleksey Guskov, Melanie Laurent, Dmitri Nazarov
Thirty years ago, Andrei Filipov was the conductor of the illustrious Bolshoi orchestra until he was fired for using Jewish musicians. Now he works as a janitor and drinks too much. But when he intercepts an invitation for the Bolshoi to perform in Paris, Andrei masterminds a plan to gather his own Bolshoi to go in their place in order to make a triumphant return to the music scene. With a motley bunch of former musicians at his side, Andrei sets off for Paris to fulfill his destiny and return to his glory as a great conductor. Along the way, he will reunite with a young, beautiful violin virtuoso who holds the key to his past and to his future.
The final film in the 9th Annual Jewish Film Series.
$5.00 - Students FREE
4:00 pm - Sunday, September 18, 2011
Figge Art Museum
225 West 2nd Street
More information: 309.793.1300