THE CHRONICLE OF ANNA MAGDALENA BACH - No Speaker For Tonight

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Tue, Aug 14 7:00 PM

Description

50th Anniversary

THE CHRONICLE OF ANNA MAGDALENA BACH


Tuesday, August 14 at 7 pm | Members $11 | Public $16

Unfortunately the quest speaker for this evening has cancelled.

The movie will still be shown. Sorry for the inconvenience.

A musical biopic and brilliant portrait of composer Johann Sebastian Bach, considered a monument to structural cinema.

A galvanizing classic of arthouse cinema, this debut from Straub-Huillet made their reputation as rigorous observers of transcendent aesthetic experience, in a musical film as rewarding as it is precise. Featuring ensemble performances recorded live in front of the camera — often in the very spaces where the works originally premiered — and biographical excerpts from the diary of Bach’s second wife, the film defiantly eschews editorializing to emphasize the pleasures (and idiosyncrasies) of the music, and of a life in art. (West Germany/Italy, 1971, 94 min., German with English subtitles, NR, Dir. Jean-Marie Straub & Daniele Huillet)