A Surprise In Texas (2010)

A Surprise In Texas


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After years of practice-filled days, the young competitors came from the far corners of the world seeking gold in North America. However, the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition participants were not Olympic athletes, but rather inspired musicians with dazzling technique and artistry developed well beyond their youth. This film literally brings the viewer backstage during their rigorous three-week competition schedule in May and June 2009, and offers insight into the daily lives of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
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Written By: Sara Lukinson
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MTuckman Distribution

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It isn't far into the film before you're wishing they all could win.

Full Review… | May 14, 2010
Houston Chronicle
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Backstage scenes of hugs and tears, and interactions among the young musicians and warmly supportive host families, are utterly endearing.

Full Review… | May 14, 2010
Dallas Morning News
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Full Review… | June 3, 2010
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A Surprise in Texas never satisfies in the way a truly immersive competition doc, such as Spellbound, does, but for classical music enthusiasts, it's still an entertaining peek behind the curtain of a high-stakes, high-wire three weeks.

Full Review… | May 14, 2010
Austin Chronicle

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