New Worlds, The Cradle of Civilization (2022)

Director: Andrew J. Muscato Run Time: 102 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler, Mira Wang, Vanessa Perez

Country: United States, Greece
Language: English

“a singular viewing experience…an undeniable reminder of live music’s irreplaceable magic”

—Caroline Tsai for The Playlist

About the film:

Official Selection of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. On a glorious Greek evening, screen legend Bill Murray and world-renowned cellist Jan Vogler rock the Acropolis with a timeless mix of poetry and music. Joined by the dazzling Mira Wang and Vanessa Perez on violin and piano, the international quartet enchants the audience with musical reflections on love, hope and heartbreak, with selections spanning from Bach to Van Morrison, Whitman to West Side Story.

About the filmmaker:

Andrew Muscato is an American producer and director based in New York. As an undergraduate film student at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he produced his first feature documentary, the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival selection The Zen of Bobby V., for ESPN Films. In 2010, he co-founded the production company Makuhari Media and has worked with ESPN, VICE, BBC Worldwide, EPIX, and HBO Latin America on numerous projects, including documentaries on Muhammad Ali, Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca, and Anthony Scaramucci, among others.

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