CineLife Entertainment, a division of Spotlight Cinema Networks, is bringing New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization, a co-production between Dorn Music, Makuhari Media, and Neda Film, to theatres in the United States on Groundhog Day, February 2nd. On a glorious Greek evening, screen legend Bill Murray and world-renowned cellist Jan Vogler rocked the Acropolis with a timeless mix of poetry and music.
Captured on film by director Andrew Muscato, Murray and Vogler are joined by Mira Wang on violin and Vanessa Perez on piano. The international quartet enchants the Athenian audience from the 2,000-year-old stage of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus with musical reflections on love, hope and heartbreak.
Spanning from Bach to Van Morrison, Whitman to West Side Story, the wildly entertaining, humorous, and deeply touching program is infused with the one-of-a-kind charm of Murray. The concert-documentary film, which originally premiered at the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival in July 2020, immortalizes the final concert on the European leg of the worldwide concert tour. “I rode the perfect wave of three wondrous musicians,” said Murray of the project and film.
“New worlds became a fantastic artistic journey that was born from my friendship with Bill,” said Vogler. “I will always treasure our New Worlds tours as one of the most exciting adventures in my life.”
“This concert-documentary brings together some of the most legendary and renowned voices of the industry,” said Bernadette McCabe, CineLife Entertainment's executive vice president. “We are thrilled to be distributing this across the country so viewers everywhere can enjoy this enchanting film.”
“We couldn’t be more humbled that the years of working with Bill Murray, Jan Vogler, Mira Wang and Vanessa Perez on New Worlds has culminated in this worldwide theatrical release. We are thrilled that with our partners we can now bring it to audiences to enjoy,” says Tanja Dorn, of Dorn Music who produced the film.
The performance in Athens was presented by Minos EMI. The album New Worlds: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler, & Friends is available on Decca Gold.
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