George Antheil and the Ballet mécanique are the
stars of an award-winning documentary film:


The revival of George Antheil's 1924 Ballet mécanique

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"An insanely loud and precise modern music milestone, a fine documentary on its revolutionary composer, and some valuable interviews. A must-have for any music lover into off-the-beaten-track music.The six extended interviews on the second DVD are some of the most worthwhile items I have seen in any DVD extras section."
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"A compelling look at a fascinating man—essential viewing for lovers of 20th century music and a great introduction for those of us whose tastes are less noisily inclined."
New England Film Magazine (read the whole review…)

"A terrific film, perhaps the most original and interesting independent documentary I have screened this year."
-WETA-TV, Washington DC

"Outstanding. Absolutely fascinating."
-The Boston Phoenix (read the whole review…)

"Stimulating, informative, totally entertaining. A well-made documentary which everyone in music must see."
-The Audio Engineering Society


Film Fest New Haven
1st Prize Winner

ARTTRAIL
Cork, Ireland

International Scientific
Film Festival
,
Budapest
SEEN NATIONALLY ON

Bronze TELLY

Directed and Edited by Ron Frank
Produced and Written by Paul Lehrman
Narrated by Tony Kahn
featuring historic interviews with:
Charles Amirkhanian  composer
Peter Antheil*  George's son
Michael Bates  Yamaha Pianos
Henry Brant*  composer
Stanley Burnshaw*  poet
Mary E. Davis  musicologist
Jeffrey Fischer  conductor
Truman Rex Fisher*  composer
William Holab  (formerly) G. Schirmer
Benjamin Lees*  composer
Guy Livingston  pianist
David Raksin*  composer
(*deceased since they were interviewed for the film)

and music by:
Frederic Chopin
Paul Lehrman
Erik Satie
Igor Stravinsky
and of course, George Antheil

 

Screenings:
Wolfsonian Museum, Miami Beach, FL

Ex'pression College for Digital Arts,
(w/ the San Francisco chapter of the AES)

International Scientific Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary


Ithaca, NY


The Flanders International Film Festival, Ghent, Belgium
(followed by the Léger Ballet mécanique)

Arttrail Soundworks Midsummer Festival,
Cork City, Ireland

Tufts University, Medford, Mass.

Berklee College of Music, Boston

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Webster University, St. Louis, MO
(followed by the Léger Ballet mécanique)

The 117th convention of the
Audio Engineering Society
San Francisco

The 119th convention of the
Audio Engineering Society

New York

Northern Lights Documentary Film Festival, Newburyport, Mass

Hartt School, University of Hartford, Connecticut

Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.

Trinity College of Music, Greenwich, UK

Mabray "Doc" Kountze Film Festival, Medford, Mass.

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