High Fidelity: The Adventures of the Guarneri String Quartet
Part of The Walter Scheuer Film Festival: A Celebration
1987. Produced and Directed by Allan Miller. 85 min. Color.
Special Guest: Arnold Steinhardt, First Violinist, Guarneri String Quartet
"Splendid...may be the best film about music and musicians since the Oscar-winning documentary From Mao to Mozart...pure pleasure." - Vincent Canby, The New York Times
"A brilliant piece of filmmaking." - Neil Rosen, WNCN-FM
"Superb...Ought to be required viewing for everyone." - Philadelphia Inquirer
The Guarneri String Quartet was once the oldest U.S. string quartet maintaining its original membership. They disbanded in 2009, but left a lasting impression on the music world. They were the recipients of a wide range of awards including eight Grammy Award nominations, the Smetana Medal from the Czechoslovakian government, and the New York Seal of Recognition.
Spirited and often humorous, High Fidelity offers the us insights into our own personal and professional relationships, as it reveals the inner-workings of the Quartet's private rehearsals and recording sessions, and follows them on tour to Prague, Venice, Baden-Baden, and across the United States.
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