Paris Song

Showings

JCC Riemer-Goldstein Theater Sat, Nov 9 6:30 PM
The incredible and inspiring story of Kazakh musician Amre Kashaubayev who overcame adversity during the global music competition held during the 1925 Paris Expo.
Arlington Capitol Theatre Mon, Nov 11 7:00 PM
The incredible and inspiring story of Kazakh musician Amre Kashaubayev who overcame adversity during the global music competition held during the 1925 Paris Expo.
Film Info
Director(s):Jeff Vespa
Country:Kazakhstan
Latvia
United States
Year:2018
Language:Arabic
English
French
Hebrew
Running Time:90 min
Type of Film:Fiction
Premiere Status:Massachusetts Premiere
Topic:Biography
Europe
History
Identity
Music
Russia/Former Soviet Union

Description

A surprising musician is representing the Soviet Union in 1925’s Paris Expo: Amre Kashaubayev, a traditional singer from rural Kazakhstan. Amre manages to steal the show every time he performs but remains an outsider in high-culture Paris. He forms a quick friendship with two American Jews, who empathize with his experience as an underdog -- George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, and he begins a flirtation with the beautiful photographer, Lee Abbott. This inspiring true story of a Kazakhstani folk hero illuminates how Amre’s talent and determination overcame the adversity within a repressive regime. 

 

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