Just started production on a new film tentatively titled Love And Justice: Beethoven's Fidelio (Love and Liberation a better title? send your favorite), about Beethoven's only opera. The opera tells the story of the political prisoner Florestan who is rescued from a tyrant by his wife Leonore. Like Following The Ninth, this will not be a traditional film about a performance, but a bringing together parts of Beethoven's biography (the so-called "heroic" period), and stepping outside the opera into our world of incarceration and political prisoners. My first interview was with Jan Swafford, who published a Beethoven biography last year. I'll keep you posted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcYodDn5Q-o
Just Started New Film About Beethoven's Fidelio
Followin The Ninth Now Streaming at Amazon + Ninth Clip Santa Barbara
I'll be in Allentown, PA on March 26th.
Write a Few Words About The Film at Amazon
Following The Ninth in Princeton, Feb. 6th, and at 15 or so Theaters in the Midwest, 26th of Jan.
Dear Supporters and Friends:
Following The Ninth is NOW AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING AND DOWNLOADING at Amazon. That makes it a lot cheaper to watch the film. Please tell your friends. Thank you. Kerry
PS: And, of course, if anyone has still not received their DVD, please let me know. I will be in New England (Worcester, MA, Burlington and Middlebury, VT., and northern Maine) during the first two weeks of July. If you are in the area just write to me and come to a screening as my guest.
Below is a short clip from a concert I filmed with the Santa Barbara Symphony Ochestra, with Nir Kabaretti with the Baton.
Supporters and friends, I'm still receiving a an occasional note from a few people who have still not received the DVD. Please write me if you have not received yours. It's been gratifying to see the reviews at Amazon from those who have seen Following The Ninth:
On February 6th (Friday) I will be at The Hun School in Princeton, NJ for a 7 P.M. screening. It's free, but one must register before the event. I'm known as a "thought leader". Fancy that. My mother would be proud;) Scroll down, please: http://www.hunschool.org/news_calendar/centennial-speaker-series/index.aspx
Missouri: Forum 8, Columbia; Capital 8, Jefferson City
Michigan: Bay City 10, Bay City; Canton Cinema, Canton; Grand Haven 9, Grand Haven; Jackson 10, Jackson; Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo; Quality 16, Ann Arbor; Wuality 10, Saginaw
Illinois: Kendal 10, Oswego; Willow Knolls 14, Peoria; Savoy 16, Noblesville; Randall 15, Batavia
Indiana: Eastside 9, Laffayette; Wabash Landing 9 West Lafayette; Hamilton 16, Noblesville; Portage 16, Portage