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Kinshasa Symphony (PG) S
Dir: Claus Wischmann/Martin Baer 95 mins, 2010, Congo/Germany, Subtitled Please note: this was screened in Sept 2014
Two hundred orchestral musicians are playing Beethoven's Ninth when a power cut strikes a few bars before the last movement - this is the least of the worries facing the only symphony orchestra in Congo. In 15 years of existence, they have survived two putsches, immense shortages, and a war. This is a captivating study of people in one of the world's most chaotic cities doing their best to maintain one of the most complex systems of human endeavour: a symphony orchestra. A gorgeous, inspiring testimony to the healing joy of music.
Ticket prices: £5.50 full / £4.50 concessions
Ticket offer: On Tue 16 Sept 19:30 the Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra & Choir will perform at Colston Hall. Show your concert ticket at the Watershed Box Office and receive £1 off your cinema ticket to this film or take your cinema ticket to Colston Hall to get £1 off your concert ticket!
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