23rd Annual Minneapolis - St. Paul International Film Festival



RHYTHM IS IT! (Non-fiction Features)
2004 - Germany - 100

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DIRECTOR: RHYTHM IS IT!
CAST: Sir Simon Rattle, Royston Muldoon

Movie spectaculars don’t come much better than this! Sir Simon Rattle (successor to the great Von Karajan) and the Berlin Philharmonic, Stravinsky’s pounding, percussive Rite of Spring. 250 Berlin children representing 25 nations, none of whom had ever anything to do with either classical music, whipped into a stellar ballet troupe performing the piece in an old bus depot before 3,000 spectators. Facing the same conditions as the dancers, veteran filmmakers Grube and Lansch had 45 days to record the extraordinary rehearsals with both dancers and newly arrived Sir Simon and his world famous musicians in the first major work under his baton. Not only do the non-professional, aspiring teenagers under British choreographer Royston Muldoon need to develop their artistic skills fast, he must motivate these youth. Mostly from poor, disenfranchised neighborhoods, they find their creative centers and unleash a potential they never knew they had. Thomas Grube was born in 1971 in Berlin. After studying Political Science and Eastern European Studies, he studied Film at the "Konrad Wolf" Academy of Film & Television (HFF/B) in Potsdam-Babelsberg. . –Al Milgrom

PRODUCER: Uwe Dierks, Andrea Thilo, Thomas Grube
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Rene Dame, Marcus Winterbauer
EDITOR: Dirk Grau,Martin Hoffman
MUSIC: Igor Stravinsky, Karim Sebastian Elias
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Sunday, April 10 5pm St. Anthony Main Theatre
Monday, April 11 7:15pm Lagoon Cinema
Sunday, April 17 7:30pm St. Anthony Main Theatre


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