Paris Song

Pittsburgh Premiere
Director: Jeff Vespa
2018, Kazakhstan/Latvia/USA, 90 minutes

Paris Song follows a small-town vocalist as he travels from Soviet-ruled Kazakhstan to the 1925 Paris Expo to compete in an international singing competition. There, the talented singer surprises his well-established competitors, impresses audiences, and develops an unlikely friendship with Jewish-American songwriter George Gershwin and photographer Lee Abbott (Abbie Cornish). This enjoyable story, based on the life of Kazakh folk hero Amre Kashaubayev, has a fabulous score including a rousing rendition of “Fascinating Rhythm.”

Best Global Hollywood Film — Hollywood Film Festival

Wednesday, March 13, 7:30pm
SouthSide Works Cinema
Thursday, March 14, 7pm
Hollywood Theater

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