LOST IN THE STARS
will be released on October 6, 2020.
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LOST IN THE STARS is a video portrait of playwright Maxwell Anderson, who lived on South Mountain Road in New City from the 1920s through the 1950s. Written and co-produced by long-time Rockland County resident, Richard Connolly, the 1988 documentary includes rare interviews with such renowned Rockland residents as actors, Burgess Meredith and Helen Hayes. The film’s title is from the 1949 musical of the same name, written by Maxwell Anderson with composer Kurt Weill while they were neighbors on South Mountain Road in New City, New York.
MAXWELL ANDERSON was one of the most important American playwrights of the early 20th century. A Pulitzer Prize winner, Anderson wrote such classic plays, screenplays, and musicals as Key Largo, The Bad Seed, What Price Glory?, Anne of a Thousand Days, Knickerbocker Holiday, and High Tor.
KURT WEILL was a German-Jewish composer who was active from the 1920s in his native country, and in later years after his emigration to the United States. He was a leading composer for the stage, best known for his fruitful collaborations with Bertolt Brecht, especially for the classic, The Threepenny Opera, which included the ballad “Mack the Knife”. Weill believed in writing music that served Prea socially useful purpose—an ideal that was also held by his co-collaborator and neighbor, Maxwell Anderson.
RICHARD CONNOLLY is the founder and director of Circumstantial Productions
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