TEDxPurdueU to present free film screening

February 4, 2014  

Convos Ninth

"Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony"
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - On Friday (Feb. 7) in Fowler Hall, TEDxPurdueU, Purdue University's independently organized TED conference, will present a free 7 p.m. screening of the critically acclaimed independent film "Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony."

In conjunction with primary event sponsor Purdue Convocations, the screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session with the film's director, Kerry Candaele.

Candaele is an upcoming 2014 TEDxPurdueU speaker and producer of previous expository documentaries such as "Iraq for Sale," and "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price." He makes his directorial debut with a film exploring not only the musical intricacies of the "Ninth," but on the modern cultural and political impact Beethoven's masterwork has had worldwide.

The guided discussion with Candaele will be led by WBAA Radio's Jan Simon, local host and producer of Morning Classics. The New York Times said of the film, "thrilling … all the film's segments are smartly assembled and gracefully paced. Oh, and the score's pretty good, too."

For more information on this season's final TEDxPurdueU Breakout Session and its upcoming main conference, visit http://www.TEDxPurdueU.com/events.

Writer: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-9712, aeeddy@purdue.edu

Source: Aaron Chandran, TEDxPurdueU assistant director, aaronchandran1@gmail.com

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