|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
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.
|Countries of Production||Kazakhstan-Latvia-USA|
|Year of Presentation||2018|
|Premiere Status||Southeast US Premiere|
|Principal Cast||Abbie Cornish, Ben Aldridge, Philip Brodie, Sanjar Madi|
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