Just Started New Film About Beethoven's Fidelio
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... Read more
Followin The Ninth Now Streaming at Amazon + Ninth Clip Santa Barbara
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.... Read more
I'll be in Allentown, PA on March 26th.
If anyone is in the area, please come out for the screening. Sponsored by the Allentown Symphony. I'm also looking for another place in the area to screen the film... Read more
Write a Few Words About The Film at Amazon
If you have the time and inclination, please write about the film at Amazon. You input will help me and those who are thinking about buying the film.
As usual,... Read more
Following The Ninth in Princeton, Feb. 6th, and at 15 or so Theaters in the Midwest, 26th of Jan.
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.... Read more
For Black Friday (better than being trampled at Walmart) Amazon Just Released DVD Following The Ninth: In The Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony
And much better than a fruitcake, friends:
After screening my documentary film about the global impact of Beethoven's Ninth symphony in over 120 theaters across the U.S. and Europe www.followingtheninth.com... Read more
Official Release of Following The Ninth DVD for Holidays
Friends and supporters,
I know that most of you have received the Following The Ninth: In The Footsteps of Beethoven's Final SymphonyDVD (if you have not, please write me!).... Read more
Following The Ninth in Berlin and Munster this Sunday and Monday, 21st, 22nd
I'll be there if you can make it. Sincerely, kerry
Anyone near Claremont, CA Tomorrow, Thursday 7 pm?
Following The Ninth comes to Claremont, CA tomorrow, Thursday 7 pm. I'll be there. http://www.claremontfilms.com/ The theater has told me that it's almost sold out.
Following The Ninth in San Francisco on Tuesday, July 15th at the Roxie Theater
I hope those of you who have seen or heard about the film will let your friends in San Francisco know that Following The Ninth: In The Footsteps... Read more
Anyone Live Near Laguna Beach? Screening on Wednesday, May 7th
The 190th anniversary of the first Beethoven Ninth performance in Vienna, 1824. Let me know if you can make it, and I'll have some tickets for you. Please check the... Read more
FTN at Newport Beach Film Fest this Sunday
For those who can make it, please join me in Costa Mesa (right next to Newport Beach) on Sunday the 27th at 3 pm for a screening of Following The... Read more
More screenings in Various Places
More screenings for Following The Ninth. I'm in Lafayette, Indiana for a Tedx talk. I'll let you know where to find it if I'm any good.
Please let me know... Read more
Following The Ninth in Houston and Seattle and several other cities, plus NPR
I hope I can make it to a few of these. Best, kerry
Oh, and if you missed the NPR All Things Considered segment about the film, here is the... Read more
FTN in Cleveland and other cities
Just wanted to give you a head's up on new screenings for Following The Ninth. Let me know if you live close by. Yours, kerry
1. Cleveland Museum of Art,... Read more
FTN Opening in Santa Fe, Dec. 13th
Anyone with friends or family in Santa Fe, NM? Following The Ninth opens at the Center for Contemporary Arts on December 13. http://www.ccasantafe.org/cinematheque/coming-soon/808-following-the-ninth
In Hudson, New York tomorrow evening for... Read more
Bill Moyers Gives FTN 11 Minutes on his T.V. Show
A very nice thumbs up from Bill Moyers and Co T.V. program. Many thanks to him and his colleagues. "A small gem of a movie" Bill Says.
And a... Read more
New York and Los Angeles Premieres for Following The Ninth
Following The Ninth will have it's New York City premiere at Lincoln Center on October 29th, and then a week run at the Village Quad Cinema beginning on... Read more
Interview about Following The Ninth
This is long, but in preparation for the first screening of FTN I had a conversation with radio host Dick Flacks at his station on the campus of UC Santa... Read more
An Early (Short) Review of FTN
Very kind words about Following The Ninth from Dick Flacks, a long-time activist, scholar, and lover of music. For thirty years he has been host and dj for his radio... Read more
Screening In Santa Barbara on June 4th
As I prepare for the first screening of Following The Ninth in Santa Barbara on Tuesday, June 4th, I am also putting together the design for the dvd containers... Read more
Interpreting Writing On Line Is Often Difficult
Writing on line is often fraught with potential misunderstandings. The person to whom one writes can't see how one delivers a sentence, with a twinkle in the eye... Read more
Done, Done, Done!
Friends and supporters,
The film about Beethoven's Ninth that most of you, no doubt, have forgotten you helped make a reality, is now a reality. The film is done. And... Read more
Brainstorming a New Title For The Film
After all of this time living with my title for the documentary, I'm thinking about changing the title. The one I have doesn't quite deliver the message in a way... Read more
Some Good News
Following The Ninth Friends,
It looks as if we have all the footage rights cleared, with the film ready to go in a few weeks. I'm sorry for the long... Read more
Clip #2 Opening of the Fourth Movement
Here is a second piece, the begging of the finale and the "Ode To Joy". How will the fourth movement be done? Beethoven must have asked that question. I certainly... Read more
Clip #1 From Film: Thanks for hanging in there!
Friends of Following The Ninth,
I've received a couple notes from supporters asking, with some frustration, about the film and its progress. The film is done, thank goodness, but I... Read more
Book About Ninth Journey Just Published
After spending a bit of time thinking and writing about the Ninth, I asked a journalist friend, Greg Mitchell, if he would join me in writing about the film... Read more
Sorry for the delay in getting the film to you. I had not expected the premiere to be postponed for so long, but the distributors will not allow... Read more
Following The Ninth Sent To Sundance
Besides the Bonn, Germany screening in October, I decided to send the film off to Sundance. Since it's the most watched festival of the year in this country,... Read more
Some scenes from the film some time ago, revised by not finished. One from South Africa, one from Chile, and a letter from Beethoven read by George Mathew. Just a... Read more
Update on Following The Ninth
Someone asked about the progress of the film, so thought this update is in order. The last time I left you I had about four to six weeks of editing.... Read more
A Final Big Thank You!
The campaign ends in a few hours. For all those who have supported Following The Ninth, I once again offer a big thank you.
After living with this film for... Read more
The Japanese Conundrum
I used to teach Japanese history and culture at a private boarding school (Cate) near Santa Barbara, which is a way of introduction to a somewhat embarrassing question about my... Read more
Back to Editing, But Stuart Isacoff Sums Up
I must get back to editing, but wanted to post this excellent piece by Stuart Isacoff, from the WSJ a year ago. Many thanks. I'll post more about the film... Read more
Shock and Awe and Gratitude
It's been quite a day. Our goal was reach and surpassed with an avalanche of generosity, and still the numbers go up. There must be someone from the Freakanomics school... Read more
I just noticed what has happened on the site, and I'm speechless. I am deeply humbled by the support. I will do my best to make a film that all... Read more
Why I decided to do this film: A Survey
I wrote this piece for Symphony Magazine a while back. I was in Vienna at the time. In it I tried to explain to myself why I decided to make... Read more
Hemingway on Beethoven
Well, Ernest was of course not actually referring to Beethoven when he wrote these words, but I think Ludwig knew, or would have known, what Hemmingway was getting on about.... Read more