They Came To Play Wednesday April 21 at 6:30pm
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With Special Piano Performances by Henri Delbeau and Mark Cannon, Participants in the Competition, and Q & A With Producer Ronnie Planalp, Henri Delbeau, and Mark Cannon.
BUY A THREE FILM PASS AND SAVE! For only $24 ($18 Seniors & Students/ $15 Members) see They Came To Play as well as the next two Independents Night screenings: Orgasm Inc. on Thursday, May 27 and No Tomorrow on Thursday, June 17. Read more >>
Amateur is just a word when applied to the seventy-five passionate artists competing in the Van Cliburn Foundationís International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, held every four years in Fort Worth, Texas. Emotions run high as the individual stories of astonishingly diverse contestants unfold in the background while performances of breathtaking virtuosity hold the stage. Lifelong dreams come true, or not, as They Came To Play captures the beauty, the pain, and the hard-won triumph in this exhilarating and inspiring documentary. Itís a feast for the ears for any music lover--composers represented include Debussy, Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Cimarosa, Glinka, Sgambatti, Barber, Alkan, and more.
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Audience Award
Bucharest's B-EST International Film Festival
SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival
They Came To Play
Alex Rotaru, 2009, USA; 91m
Independents Night showcases New York premieres of American documentaries every other month at the Walter Reade Theater, making it one of the cityís foremost venues for non-fiction work. With the filmmakers in attendance, these provocative evenings of discovery and exploration include a Q&A and reception following the film. Independents Night is programmed by Marian Masone.