Friday, October 15, 7:30PM
FREE outdoor screening at Main Gate Square.
In this enlightening look at one of the greatest classical music figures of the 20th century, a trove of interviews, television appearances, home movie footage, photos, and letters are used by director Doug Tirola to craft a comprehensive look at Leonard Bernstein, whose passion and drive took him well beyond the marvelous music he wrote and conducted.
Spanning a life of historic moments both inside and outside the concert hall, Bernstein’s Wall follows tells the story of a Russian Jewish immigrant who arrives in New York from his Boston hometown to eventually become Conductor of the New York Philharmonic. He eventually becomes a household name thanks to his numerous TV appearances, educating the public on all things symphonic, West Side Story, being seen with celebrities and politicians, and his crossing-the-line activism, from protesting the Vietnam War to (controversially) supporting the Black Panthers.
Special introduction by Director Doug Tirola and post-screening Q&A pre-recorded for Film Fest Tucson audiences.