Orchestra Of Exiles
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From Academy Award (R) nominated director Josh Aronson, Orchestra of Exiles reveals the dramatic story of Bronislaw Huberman, the celebrated Polish violinist who rescued some of the world's greatest musicians from Nazi Germany and then created one of the world's greatest orchestras, the Palestine Philharmonic (which would become the Israeli Philharmonic). (c) First Run

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"It is a moving tale -- especially because so many of the people interviewed are descendants of the violinists, French horn players, pianists and others who escaped Nazi Germany and other countries of prewar Europe."
‑ Nancy DeWolf Smith, Wall Street Journal
""Orchestra of Exiles" aspires to a level of primary research that other historical documentaries could take a page from."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"Undoubtedly stirring documentary, marred by that seemingly inescapable, audience-non-trusting bane: the re-enactment."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Writer-director Josh Aronson's flaccid "Orchestra of Exiles" squanders the material's promise."
‑ Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
"Orchestra of Exiles will interest anyone who's concerned with European Jewry or classical music in the first half of the 20th century. But it provides mostly the facts of Huberman's legacy and little of the flavor."
‑ Mark Jenkins, NPR
"The story of one of the greatest orchestras in the world, born out of one of the worst tragedies of the 20th century, the holocaust."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"It's a great, too-little-known piece of history."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"It's amazing a Hollywood retelling hasn't happened already."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Its episodic nature poses a narrative challenge that director Josh Aronson's just barely feature-length documentary can't quite surmount."
‑ Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine
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