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Salon97 Film Screening in San Francisco: Wagner & Me

February 26, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Free

Salon97 - Wagner and Me

Join Salon97 for a free film screening in San Francisco! The BBC/Wavelength Films documentary Wagner & Me.

Comedian and classical music lover Stephen Fry takes a journey to Bayreuth, Germany to untangle the conflict of loving the music of Wagner–an openly anti-Semitic composer–as a descendant of Holocaust victims. Fry attends the Bayreuth Festival, a world-famous celebration of Wagner’s operas. While there, he interviews music historians, Wagner experts, and a Holocaust survivor, while concurrently indulging his love of Wagner’s music and visiting historical landmarks honoring the composer’s time spent in the town. Will he reconcile his eternal conflict? Wagner & Me is a poignant yet funny look at hating what an artist stands for but loving their work.

Run time: 89 minutes

Doors open at 6:30, film runs at 7:00 p.m.

The event is free but seating is limited. Please register via Eventbrite.

Beer, wine, and popcorn will be available for purchase at Second Act’s concession stand.

Venue

Second Act
1727 Haight Street
San Francisco, 94117 United States
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Website:
http://secondactsf.com/