A STRAVINSKY PORTRAIT
8 January Sunday 14:00
15 January Sunday 18:00
1965, 58’, USA, black and white
Richard Leacock, Rolf Lieberman
English, French with Turkish subtitles
This documentary follows composer and conductor Igor Stavinsky at his home in California, in London, and in Hamburg where he conducts an orchestra rehearsal. Includes conversations with a variety of friends and musical collaborators. Includes footage of Stravinsky and Balanchine discussing the Variations (in memoriam Aldous Huxley) and rehearsing their ballet Apollo with Suzanne Farrell.
British filmmaker Leacock, who helped create the documentary film movement known as cinéma vérité and who created some of the most innovative documentaries of the 1960’s, died on March 2011 at the age of 89.