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Orchestra of Exiles

Saving Culture, One Musician At A Time

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Orchestra of Exiles

Orchestra of Exiles - Photo of Bronislaw Huberman

First Run Features
In Orchestra of Exiles, filmmaker Josh Aronson presents the gripping story of Bronislaw Huberman, the celebrated Polish violinist who escaped the onslaught of Nazi terror in his home land and settled in Palestine, but then returned to Europe, risking his own personal safety, to rescue some of the world's greatest musicians from the holocaust.

With his colleagues and compatriots, Huberman established one of the world's greatest orchestras, the Palestine Philharmonic, which would later become the Israeli Philharmonic.

Using rarely seen archival footage of performances and social events, as well as insightful interviews with today's most acclaimed international concert musicians -- including Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman and others -- and, as would be expected, a brilliant sound track with clips from some extraordinary performances by Huberman and others, Josh Aronson brings this inspiring story to life and honors Huberman with the praise he so rightfully deserves.

Orchestra of Exiles is both an accurate of record documentation of Huberman's story, it is also a very satisfying tribute to the man who saved culture one musician at a time.

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Film Details:

  • Title: Orchestra of Exiles
  • U.S. Theatrical Release Date: October 26, 2012 (in limited release)
  • Running Time: 85 mins.
  • Parental Advisory: Content advisory for parents
  • Location: Germany, Palestine and elsewhere.
  • Language: English and German and Hebrew with English subtitles
  • Production Company: Aronson Film Associates
  • US Distributor: First Run Features

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