This season we invite you to delve into an entertaining collection of films exploring Beethoven’s cinematic legacy, as part of The Arts Institute's Beethoven: Innovator – a 250th celebration music festival.
Beethoven’s life and music have provided filmmakers with ample material to inspire documentaries, biopics and fiction, as well as the soundtrack to innumerable films. From early cinema, such as the notorious A Clockwork Orange, to a brief but unforgettable appearance in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, it could be said that his appearance in cinema has ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous.
We hope you’ll enjoy the recommended films below, selected by The Arts Institute’s film programmer Anna Navas and Music Director Dr Robert Taub.
In response to the UK government's guidance regarding COVID-19, the Jill Craigie Cinema unfortunately remains temporarily closed, we look forward to safely welcoming audiences back to live screenings as soon as we are able.