A Late Quartet will be coming to theatres on November 23rd.
This film, directed by Yaron Zilberman, is about a fictional world-renown quartet that struggles to survive due to events that any group of musicians could face in real life. The egos of the group members are challenged when one of the members faces illness, and when others question how to continue and survive. The drama effects both family and musicians whose lives have been driven by their passions.
The Grace Rainey Hall at the MetropolitanMuseum is the place where the concert scene of the film was filmed. The very place where after 45 years of playing together the Guarneri String Quartet played their final concert.
Expect to hear some Beethoven overtures in this film that has a strong cast that includes Oscar winning actors such as Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken.
The reviews of A Late Quartet are mixed. Some critics say they would have enjoyed more music, less dialogue. Here is a review from the Philadelphia Weekly. http://bit.ly/QoPaSz.
We will be back on Monday with more independent thoughts, words and views from Sue Batton Leonard, author of Gift of a Lifetime:- Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected