Watch award-winning films at the Mayflower Arts Center Virtual Theater!
What is Virtual Theater?
Thanks to a partnership with several independent movie distributors, we are excited to be bringing you movies virtually from the Mayflower! This is an opportunity for you to DIRECTLY support our local theater during these uncertain times. It is still our goal to bring you well-made and thought-provoking features, retros, indies, and documentaries — films that not only allow us time to escape, but stir the soul and ignite our creativity and imagination. Come experience a new way to screen movies with us... in the comfort and safety of your own home!
How can I watch?
You can watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV.
FILM MOVEMENT and Mayflower Arts Center VIRTUAL Theater Present
WOMEN COMPOSERS (1959)
Tickets: $4.99 rental (3-day viewing pass)
When Leipzig pianist Kyra Steckeweh realised that her repertoire almost exclusively consisted of music composed by men, she began searching for pieces written by female composers. Her research in archives, libraries, and publishing houses quickly brought to light a variety of remarkable piano pieces that have been buried in history and rarely performed.. Steckeweh sees a lot of catching up to do, which is why the focus of her piano recitals and recordings has since shifted to the music of women composers, particularly Mel Bonis, Lili Boulanger and Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel. With these releases she has brought to our attention and delight three very different composers, all of whom left a diverse body of work. In addition to the in-depth examination of the music, Steckeweh, as a pianist and historian, seeks to look "behind the notes": How did these women live? What barriers did they have to overcome and how did they manage to cope with the obstacles of their time? The film "Women Composers" highlights the historical and personal circumstances under which these three remarkable women created their works in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Genre: Documentary | Music
Rating: No Rating
Director: Kyra Steckeweh, Tim van Beveren
Writers: Kyra Steckeweh,
Best Feature Documentary Winner, 2019 New York Movie Awards
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