Orchestra Of Exiles
Orchestra Of Exiles (2012)

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… More

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Release Date: April 14, 2013
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nancy DeWolf Smith
Wall Street Journal

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.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

"Orchestra of Exiles" aspires to a level of primary research that other historical documentaries could take a page from.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Undoubtedly stirring documentary, marred by that seemingly inescapable, audience-non-trusting bane: the re-enactment.

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

Writer-director Josh Aronson's flaccid "Orchestra of Exiles" squanders the material's promise.

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Mark Jenkins
NPR

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.

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

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.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

It's a great, too-little-known piece of history.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

It's amazing a Hollywood retelling hasn't happened already.

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Its episodic nature poses a narrative challenge that director Josh Aronson's just barely feature-length documentary can't quite surmount.

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