Arts Alive December 8th at 8AM: Zubin Mehta, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Pat Kinevane
Fifty years ago Zubin Mehta inaugurated his tenure as Music Director of the LA Phil with a colorful and varied program of Mozart's Don Giovanni Overture, Hindemith's Symphony: Mathis der Maler and Dvorak's Symphony No. 7. On December 13th, 14th and 15th, Mehta will return to Los Angeles to conduct the same program with the LA Phil. This weekend, he talks to Arts Alive.
Director John Madden's Best Exotic Marigold Hotel features an all-star cast -- Judi Dench, Celia Imrie, Bill Nighy, Ronald Pickup, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson and Penelope Wilton -- as a group of British retirees attempting to make a new home at a retirement hotel in India, run by the young and eager Sonny, played by Dev Patel. Madden's previous credits include popular films like Shakespeare in Love, Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Mrs. Brown. He'll sit down with reporter Elaine Dutka on Arts Alive.
This is the last weekend to catch Award-winning Irish actor and writer Pat Kinevane in Silent, now at the Odyssey Theatre following sold-out performances in New York and at Ireland’s National Theatre. Silent's subject is a homeless man, Tino McGoldrig, who once had splendid things, but has now lost them all. Kinevane wrote the play, he talks to Arts Alive about it this weekend.
Film Critic Kenneth Turan reviews Bill Murray as FDR in Hyde Park on Hudson, plus an unusual documentary Room 237 and the French Belgium film Rust and Bone.
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