THE RED VIOLIN w/special guest performer, Elizabeth Pitcairn, and her famed Stradivarius “Red Violin”
March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The intricate history of a beautiful antique violin is traced over three centuries. Beginning with its creation in Italy, where, after the death of his beloved wife, a legendary violin maker – eager to keep her memory alive – decides to use his wife’s blood as paint for the instrument. Over the years, the violin travels through four different countries and several owners, inspiring passion in them all. Ultimately, it finds its way to a modern Montreal auction house where it catches the eye of an expert appraiser. Samuel L. Jackson, Gretta Scacchi, Sylvia Chang are among the stars. Rated R for some sexuality. In French, English, Mandarin, Italian and German, all with English subtitles. 130 minutes.
Note: Acclaimed violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn, current owner of the legendary 1720 Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius, will join us at Proctors in advance of the 7pm screening to answer questions and give a brief demonstration on the world famous instrument. Pitcairn will perform a full concert at the First United Methodist Church on March 29.