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Wagner Genius in Exile
September 19, 2015 - 8:00 am
JCC-SF 3200 California Street (intersection of California and Presidio) San Francisco, CA
MEETING DATE HAS BEEN MOVED TO SEPT 19TH.*
In this biographical and musical road movie by Andy Sommer, Antoine Wagner Pasquier heads to Switzerland on the trail of his great-great-grandfather, renowned composer Richard Wagner. In order to comprehend the composer’s complex personality, Antoine Wagner returns to sites where his ancestor lived, meeting historians, musicologists, musicians, and enlightened amateurs, and exploring the landscapes that inspired Richard Wagner in one of his most artistically rich periods.
With breathtaking vistas of Switzerland combined with photography of Antoine Wagner, the film takes the viewer through the cities, villages and hiking trails which Richard Wagner visited during his two periods of exile in Switzerland.
Our guest Antoine Wagner Pasquier, great great grandson of Richard Wagner, is a French/American Artist and Filmmaker, son of Eva Wagner Pasquier. He was born 1982 in Evanston, IL, USA and presently lives and works between New York and Paris. After growing up in a trilingual household first in London and then in Paris, Antoine Wagner came to Chicago to study theater and political science. His current work in photography and film is most interested in capturing the intricacies of human behavior. His most recent cinematographic efforts have principally been music videos, shorts and some video works. He is currently assisting on a feature film in New York.
Antoine Wagner attended Northwestern University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Theater (2005) and also attended Northwestern University + Sciences Po , Paris, France receiving a Bachelor of Science in Political Sciences (2005). He continued his studies at New York University, Tish School of the Arts – Film studies (2006).
* Antoine Wagner has a new art exhibition opening in France on September 11th and it would be impossible for him to be with us on the 12th . . . the JCC-SF graciously moved our event to September 19th. Thank you JCC-SF for being so cordial and flexible!
Location: JCC-SF 3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA (corner of California and Presidio) 2nd Floor Gallanter Hall
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