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Joseph Braunstein: Memories of a
Centenarian
(Work-in-Progress)

Running time: NA
Produced and Directed by Flavia Fontes

 
SYNOPSIS AND DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

I met Joseph Braunstein when he was one hundred and one years old. He was still working as the program annotator for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

"I must consider myself born under a lucky star, otherwise I would not have reached that magic number of a hundred. And for that reason I became all of a sudden an interesting person."
Mr. Braunstein

Born in Vienna in 1892 at the time of Mahler and Brahms, he studied music with Schoenberg and played the violin under Richard Strauss, Bruno Walter and  other famous conductors of his time.  This documentary will highlight the Jewish experience at the turn of the century, the immigrant life and the unique  perspective of an  engaging and energetic man who lived, worked, and created for more than a century.

MEMORIES OF A CENTENARIAN will investigate his Jewish life in America and document a generation of Jewish people who no longer exists. This documentary will highlight the Jewish experience at the turn of the century, the immigrant life and the unique perspective of an engaging and energetic man who lived, worked, and created for more than a century.

We are currently seeking post production funds to edit 50 hours of footage.