A Surprise In Texas
A Surprise In Texas (2010)

After years of practice-filled days, the young competitors came from the far corners of the world seeking gold in North America. However, the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition participants were not Olympic athletes, but… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 28, 2010
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Everett Evans
Houston Chronicle

It isn't far into the film before you're wishing they all could win.

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Scott Cantrell
Dallas Morning News

Backstage scenes of hugs and tears, and interactions among the young musicians and warmly supportive host families, are utterly endearing.

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Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

A Surprise in Texas never satisfies in the way a truly immersive competition doc, such as Spellbound, does, but for classical music enthusiasts, it's still an entertaining peek behind the curtain of a high-stakes, high-wire three weeks.

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