Classical music conductor-composer-pianist Andre Previn has been a noteworthy presence in the music world for five whole decades. This fine documentary, directed by seasoned musical film director Tony Palmer, tells Previn's remarkable story. Chronicling his rise from a dispossessed Berlin refugee to an Academy Award-winning composer of film scores (GIGI, PORGY AND BESS) and conductor of two world-renowned orchestras, THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS is a fascinating musical portrait.
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Andre Previn has stood center stage in the world of music for the last fifty years, earning an honorary knighthood for his contributions. Tony Palmer's ninety-minute documentary, filmed around the world, tells how and why Previn has gone from Berlin refugee to multi-Oscar-winning film score composer (My Fair Lady, Irma La Douce, Porgy and Bess, Gigi), renowned jazz pianist and chief conductor of both the London Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras.