Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony Reviews

December 23, 2013
The film is badly overconceived, especially when Candaele divides her subjects' stories into five chapters based on the symphony's respective movements, but the personal reminiscences are stirring and occasionally heartbreaking.
December 20, 2013
Writer-director Kerry Candaele incisively documents the ideological legacy of opus 125 in Chile, China and Germany.
November 21, 2013
Despite the good intentions, structurally it's all over the place with an excess of montages, archival footage, interviews and information practically drowning out any chance to appreciate the richness of the German composer's beloved achievement.
November 1, 2013
All the film's segments are smartly assembled and gracefully paced. Oh, and the score's pretty good, too.
October 31, 2013
Each anecdote builds upon the next to create that rarest of films: a documentary as ineffable and transformative in its reach as it sets out to be.