Paris Song

Showings

JCC Riemer-Goldstein Theater Sat, Nov 9, 2019 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, 2019 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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