Classical film series to feature 'Immortal Beloved' on Feb. 3

"Immortal Beloved," the acclaimed movie about Ludwig van Beethoven and the mystery woman at the heart of his affection, will be screened at 2 p.m. Feb. 3, in The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. It's the second of four movies in the Classical Music Project Film Series.

Following Beethoven's death, his secretary and first biographer, Anton Schindler, begins a journey to identify the woman known in the composer's letters as "immortal beloved." It's the tale of a man of genius, a woman of passion and the mystery of a lifetime. The film, written and directed by Bernard Rose, stars Gary Oldman, Isabella Rossellini and Jeroen Krabbé.

Michael Broyles, professor emeritus at Penn State and professor of musicology at Florida State University, will introduce "Immortal Beloved."

Tickets for the screening are $8 for an adult and $6 for a student at The State Theatre box office. Visit http://thestatetheatre.org or call 814-272-0606 for more information.

The Center for the Performing Arts is partnering with the Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and The State Theatre to present the series of classical music-themed films. The series also includes "Tous les Matins du Monde (All the Mornings of the World)" on March 24 and "Amadeus" on April 7.

For more information on the film series, go to http://www.cmp.psu.edu/artists/film-series.

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Last Updated February 07, 2013