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They Came to Play (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 25 October 2008 (USA)
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Chronicles the Fifth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, hosted by The Van Cliburn Foundation. Players from all over the world, ranging from self-taught to ... See full summary »

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Alex Rotaru
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Credited cast:
Henri Robert Delbeau Henri Robert Delbeau ... Himself
Mark Fuller Mark Fuller ... Himself
Clark Griffith Clark Griffith ... Himself
Ken Iisaka Ken Iisaka ... Himself
Slava Levin Slava Levin ... Himself
Drew Mays Drew Mays ... Himself
Suzanna Perez Suzanna Perez ... Herself
Richard Rodzinski Richard Rodzinski ... Himself
Esfir Ross Esfir Ross ... Herself
Kathy Trafton Kathy Trafton ... Herself
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Chronicles the Fifth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, hosted by The Van Cliburn Foundation. Players from all over the world, ranging from self-taught to classically-trained, aged thirty-five to almost eighty, convene in Fort Worth, Texas for a week of intense competition, music and camaraderie. The film the film provides an intimate look into the lives of these colorful, multi-faceted competitors as they strive to balance the demands of work and family with their love of music. Years of dedicated preparation culminate in critical performances before a professional jury and discerning audience during three nerve-wracking elimination rounds. Written by Anonymous

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When your dream calls will you answer?

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Documentary | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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25 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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A riveting film about passionate people playing the piano
19 February 2009 | by jmkaganmdSee all my reviews

Here is a film that when you leave with friends you can actually sit down and have a conversation about it.

The passion of the people in this exciting competition and the story each tells through the film offer many emotions. The music is wonderful.

As the competition unfolds you find yourself involved and perhaps even wondering or rooting for one of these truly talented people who in their "spare time" just happen to have a passion for playing the piano. The director allows each of the stories to unfold without bias.

Go see and listen -- you'll have a good time.


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