• Orchestra of Exiles (2012)

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Release Date: November 2nd, 2012

DVD Release Date: April 14th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
Celebrated Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman saves musicians from the Nazis, then goes on to create what would become the Israeli Philharmonic.

Director: Josh Aronson

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Aronson Film Associates

Distributors: First Run

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  • Its episodic nature poses a narrative challenge that director Josh Aronson's just barely feature-length documentary can't quite surmount. show more

  • Orchestra of Exiles will interest anyone who's concerned with European Jewry or classical music in the first half of the 20th century. But it provides mostly the facts of Huberman's legacy and little of the flavor. show more

  • Toscanini plays a role in the tale, as does Einstein and a young Zubin Mehta. If director Josh Aronson tries to follow a few too many strands of the story, it's only because there's so many tantalizing ones. show more

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