Special Event Screening: “Beethoven in Beijing”
Princeton Garden Theatre, a nonprofit community arthouse theater located at 160 Nassau Street in downtown Princeton, presents a screening of Beethoven in Beijing on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Dispatched by President Nixon in 1973 to help open the bamboo curtain separating Chinese and American people, the iconic Philadelphia Orchestra now turns to its past as a cultural ambassador to strengthen its future at home. Mixing archival images and audio with present-day observational footage, and enlivened with animation, Beethoven in Beijing dramatizes how the revival of classical music in China is energizing the world of music.
This event will include a post-film discussion with filmmakers Jennifer R. Lin and Sharon Mullally.
The film is 1 hour 30 minutes. Tickets are free to Garden members and range from $9 to $12.50 for nonmembers.
Learn more at https://www.princetongardentheatre.org.