Springfield Museums Press Releases

Documentary Films

Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

February 26, 2007

The Museum of Fine Arts' Davis Auditorium will be the site of two documentary films presented in cooperation with two local organizations.

Sunday, March 11, 1 p.m. - In Search of Mozart
This 2 ½ -hour documentary, by award-winning director Phil Grabsky, is the only feature-length film produced to mark the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth. Tracing the composer's life through his music and extensive correspondence, the movie reveals striking parallels between the music and Mozart's own experiences. The film is presented by the Mohawk Trail Concerts. The suggested contribution is $15 for adults and $10 seniors and students. For advance reservations call Mohawk Trail Concerts at 413-625-9511 or e-mail info@mohawktrailconcerts.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Sunday, March 18, 2 p.m. - The Rape of Europa
Based on the award-winning book by Lynn H. Nicholas, The Rape of Europa tells the epic story of the systematic theft, deliberate destruction, and miraculous survival of Europe's art treasures during the Third Reich and World War II. Combining serious scholarship with the breakneck pace of a thriller, this 2-hour documentary is the story of the Third Reich's war on European culture and the Allies' heroic efforts to rescue and preserve it. The film is part of the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival and is presented by the Jewish Community Center. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. To purchase tickets in advance call the Jewish Community Center at 413-739-4715. Tickets will also be available at the door.
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