Part of the Film Program that features scores by Dmitri Shostakovich plus a screening of Tony Palmer's Testimony that are presented in association with PostClassical Ensemble's Interpreting Shostakovich festival. "When talking about Soviet film we must remember Lenin's famous statement that 'of all the arts, the most important for us is the cinema.' It was Stalin who turned the dictum into reality . . . . Stalin loved the movies"—Solomon Volkov. Volkov (author of Testimony: The Memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich) is a participant in the series, along with filmmaker Tony Palmer, film historian Peter Rollberg, music historian Roy Guenther, and PostClassical Ensemble's music director Angel Gil-Ordóñez and artistic director Joseph Horowitz.
Event begins at 4:30PM