Virtual Screenings Available In the USA Only
Available Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 25
When Mao’s Cultural Revolution ended, China’s door cracked open. Four young, classically trained musicians seized the opportunity to flee to the West and form the Shanghai String Quartet. Relocated to the United States to play the music they love, the quartet have performed for 36 years in the U.S. and around the world. Hal Rifkin’s BEHIND THE STRINGS tells the story of the formation, rise, and success of the Shanghai String Quartet, the price they had to pay to stay on top, and their triumphant return to China to play the music that they love.
Pre-Recorded Q&A with producer Michael Peroff and subject Weigang Li to follow.
Presented in Partnership With
The Shanghai String Quartet