Friday, January 22, 2016

In Brief The Rifleman's Violin(2014) New York Jewish Film Festival

Short film about violinist Stuart Canin who ended up playing for Harry Truman, Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill during a break during the Potsdam conference.

Wonderful look at a small happening during a big event. That the film is as entertaining as it is is due entirely to Canin ho is a charming raconteur. He's the sort of a guy who you'd like to sit down with and have him tell you about his life.

Its a stunning little film and one that really should be seen- even more so since the New York Jewish Film Festival screening will be followed by a reconstruction of the performance by violinist Stuart Canin and pianist Thomas Sauer as well as an on-stage discussion with Canin; the film’s producer Abraham Sofaer; director Sam Ball; and Stanford University historian Norman Naimark. Its going to be a once in a life time event and a must see.

For tickets and more information go here

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