Trilled to announce another regional premiere! No Place of Exile will be screened at the nation's oldest (est. 1800) federal cultural institution, The Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C. The screening will take place Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 6:30pm, in the Pickford Theater. The event is open to the public. Filmmaker Matthew Mishory and star & producer Markus Pawlik will be in attendance to introduce the film.
The official statement from Curator David Plylar: “Since 1925 the Concerts from the Library of Congress series has been renowned for the quality of its concerts, lectures, films and other special events. Many of its events are centered on the significant collections at the Library. We are pleased to pair a screening of the new documentary Artur Schnabel: No Place of Exile with a performance of Schnabel’s music, drawn from manuscripts held at the Library, in an effort to better understand this fascinating figure.”
Tickets are now available for both the concert and film screening at Megève Festival Savoy Truffle, 30th August. Performing and/or in attendance will be pianist Markus Pawlik, singer Dietrich Henschel, the Szymanowski String Quartet, and filmmaker Matthew Mishory. Schnabel's letters will be read by actor Raphaelle Farman.
We are pleased to announce that No Place of Exile will have its television premiere on Sunday, February 4th, at 11:05 pm on Arte.
The official film release poster is here!
We are also thrilled to announce a special Swiss premiere at the historic Waldhaus Sils in Sils Maria, Engadin. The screening will take place on Friday, 1st September, in conjunction with a recital by pianist Markus Pawlik featuring Robert Schumann's Fantasie Op. 17. The filmmakers will also be in attendance.
Tickets have gone on sale for Vienna encore of the historic Schnabel concert, 14th September at RadioKulturhaus.
Tickets are now available for the Schnabel concert presented by Musikfest Berlin. We are also pleased to announce that filming of Artur Schnabel: No Place of Exile will be completed in Fall 2016 in Berlin and San Francisco. The film is expected to premiere on German television in 2017-8.
We are thrilled to announce that the first of a series of Schnabel concerts, featuring Markus Pawlik, the Szymanowski Quartet, baritone Dietrich Henschel, and film projections by Matthew Mishory, is confirmed for 11th September, 2016, at the RBB Berlin. And we are honored the great actor Udo Samel will join to read from Artur Schnabel's letters. Stay tuned for ticketing information.
Thanks to our five-country crew and support staff for all of their hard work earlier this month as we began principal photography in the Swiss Alps; Lago di Como, Italy; and Berlin. We have been and will continue to share photos from the shoot as well as behind-the-scenes content on our Facebook page. We hope you will follow us there.
Rehearsals and filming to begin in September:
Full-on prep has begun, as the team prepares for concert rehearsals and filming in Europe in early September. The project (and the life of Artur Schnabel) will take us from Lake Como in Italy to the Swiss Alps (where Schnabel was inspired to compose some of his greatest works in Sils Maria) to Berlin. We are pleased also to announce that award-winning cinematographer Michael Marius Pessah has joined the team. Artur Schnabel: No Place of Exile is the first comprehensive multimedia exploration of one of the twentieth century’s greatest musicians. It includes commemorative concerts in Berlin and Vienna, a multimedia art installation, and a documentary film.
Markus Pawlik's announcement of the project:
"Today, April 17th, marks Artur Schnabel's 133th birthday, and I am happy to announce the making of Artur Schnabel: No Place of Exile, a concert and documentary film featuring various of his compositions performed by pianist Markus Pawlik, bass-baritone Dietrich Henschel, and the Szymanowski Quartet, as well as readings from his letters to Therese Behr and Virginia Foreman. The film will be written and directed by Matthew Mishory and is being developed by Light on Shadow, a project of the Pasadena Arts Council's EMERGE Fiscal Sponsorship Program."