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US Theatrical Premiere – Beethoven’s Nine: Ode to Humanity at the West Newton Cinema

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Please join us for the US Theatrical Premiere of Beethoven’s Nine: Ode to Humanity.

In early 2023, filmmaker Larry Weinstein set out to make a documentary about Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. It was supposed to be about how far we have come in the two hundred years since it was written. But when world events pull Larry into his own film, the question becomes a deeply personal one. Beethoven’s Nine is a documentary about music, but also about war and hope. It follows nine unique individuals, including Ukrainian musicians, a deaf composer, a Polish rock star, a best-selling author, a legendary cartoonist and Weinstein himself, as they try to better understand the legacy of Beethoven’s Ninth, the composer’s own struggles, the inspiration music can provide and how humanity continues to look for hope even in the darkest times.

Film will show at 6:00 pm followed by a remarkable panel discussion featuring the filmmaker Larry Weinstein, Philosopher and Novelist Rebecca Goldstein, Harvard Professor Dr. Steven Pinker and Author Jeremy Eichler to discuss the film.

This event is organized by the West Newton Cinema Foundation. Please register for a ticket at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-theatrical-premiere-beethovens-nine-ode-to-humanity-tickets-916138513957?aff=oddtdtcreator.


West Newton Cinema
1296 Washington Street
West Newton, MA United States
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