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Date Location Tickets
8:30 PM - TUE 1/15 REGAL CINEMAS SOUTH BEACH Rush Line
8:30 PM - WED 1/16 MIAMI THEATER CENTER Rush Line
5:00 PM - SUN 1/20 TEMPLE BETH AM Rush Line

Southeast US Premiere

Paris Song

Directed by Jeff Vespa

Kazakhstan-Latvia-USA | 90 minutes | 2018

In the style of grand movie entertainment, Paris Song tells the true story of small-town singer Amre Kashaubayev’s journey from Soviet-ruled Kazakhstan to Paris to compete in an international singing competition at the 1925 Paris Expo. Unknown to most of the world, this shy performer with a remarkable talent steals the show every time he sets foot on the stage. Unexpectedly embraced by the high-culture Paris elite, who receive him with rapturous applause, Amre forms a beautiful and unlikely friendship with American Jewish songwriters George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, and photographer Lee Abbott (Abbie Cornish). This inspiring story of a Kazakhstani folk hero illuminates what it means to be an outsider and to struggle against a repressive Soviet regime — and is proof that determination and talent can overcome adversity.

Director Jeff Vespa will be in attendance to introduce the film and participate in an extended conversation afterward.

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Jeff Vespa is the CEO and founder of the digital magazine Verge and one of the co-founders of the WireImage photo agency. He was previously the editor-at-large for Life.com. Paris Song is Jeff’s feature film debut.
Director Jeff Vespa
Countries of Production Kazakhstan-Latvia-USA
Year of Presentation 2018
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Premiere Status Southeast US Premiere
Runtime 90 minutes
Principal Cast Abbie Cornish, Ben Aldridge, Philip Brodie, Sanjar Madi
Sponsor(s)

Elaine & Danny Katz, and Rhoda & Morris Levitt

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