Germany, 2006, 54 min., documentary Director: Larry Weinstein
An off-beat tribute to Mozart through some Mozart-loving eccentrics.
This film is the antidote to the many "serious" programs produced for the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth. It explores what Mozart symbolizes in our age by featuring curious characters who represent a facet of the composer—his love of mathematical equations, his passion for the world, his interest in pure sound, his fraught life. We meet a retired Swiss school teacher obsessed by all things Mozart, an ex-pop musician in Oklahoma who believes that her body is actually inhabited by Mozart's spirit, a computer genius in California whose software has created a new Mozart cello concerto in less than one second, and a pianoplaying Austrian astronaut who carried a score of "The Magic Flute" and delicious chocolate Mozartkugeln into space.
Live performance by local musicians will open this film and Mozartballs will be served.
A whimsical snapshot of human obsession... -— School Library Journal
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