Boulder Jewish Film Festival: Walter Arlen's Last Century

Date: March 6, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm
Location:  Show map
Boedecker Theater
2590 Walnut St.
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A living genius, Walter Arlen figured deeply in American classical music, despite the fact that the openly gay, Jewish, exiled Viennese composer was in his 90s when his works were first performed. Forced to flee Austria in 1938, the desperate young composer found gainful employment as a music critic for the Los Angeles Times, serving first under Albert Goldberg and then Martin Bernheimer as the go-to contemporary music critic. He shaped opinion and influenced other composers’ careers—always paying special attention to the
neglected work of fellow émigré musicians—until his retirement in the mid-1980s, when he resumed the composing career he was forced to abandon 50 years earlier. Austrian filmmaker Stephanus Domanig tells Arlen’s painful story of exile as he honors one of the many talented European refugees who made enormous contributions in their adopted homelands.

In Memory of Martin Bernheimer

Directed by Stephanus Domanig
94 Minutes
In English
USA: 2018

Friday, March 6 | Boedecker Theater | Screening at 1 pm | $13 in advance, $15 at the door | PURCHASE TICKETS