Virtual Q&A Happy Hour Q&A with Phil Grabsky, Director of "In Search of Beethoven"

EOS Matisse Dicektor Phil Grabsky © EXHIBITION ON SCREEN

Sun, 05/24/2020

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM


LUDWIG VAN: A cinematic celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday

A digital film series by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City
Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries and discussions about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences and interpretations of his unforgettable music.
We are thrilled to welcome Phil Grabsky, director of In Search of Beethoven for a virtual Q&A. Phil will join us via Zoom from England for this discussion on Sunday, May 24th at 3:00 pm (CDT). The Q&A will be moderated by Caitlin Horsmon.
About Phil Grabsky
Phil Grabsky is a filmmaker who has won multiple awards for his directing, writing, producing, and cinematography. He and his company Seventh Art Productions are behind cinema films such as Muhammad Ali - Through the Eyes of the World, In Search of Beethoven, In Search of Mozart, and The Boy Mir - Ten Years in Afghanistan. Phil’s films have been a great success: in Australia, for example, both In Search of Mozart and In Search of Beethoven played in cinemas for months and entered the all-time top-grossing documentaries. His most recent series of art films is currently screened in 64 countries.
Among the many films Phil has directed in the past for television are multiple singles for Channel 4, ITV, the BBC, Discovery, A&E, PBS, and others, as well as major series such as I Caesar – the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire. Seventh Art has also made six enormously popular history films with Monty Python’s Terry Jones, alongside being the world’s biggest producer of arts film for cinema and TV over the last 20 years.
Phil’s most recent music films are In Search of Haydn, In Search of Chopin and Concerto – A Beethoven Journey about world-famous pianist Leif Ove Andsnes & the five Beethoven piano concertos.
In 2009, Phil and his colleagues began to work on a new arts genre for the cinema: EXHIBITION ON SCREEN. This brings major art exhibitions – and the stories of both the galleries and the artists – to audiences worldwide. 

About Caitlin Horsmon
Cailtin Horsmon is an artist, curator, and professor. She directed the artist-run space Plug Projects and is a founder of Stray Cat Microcinema, the local partner cinema of the Goethe Pop Up Kansas City. 

Grounded in the moving image but integrating installation, sound, sculpture, collaborations, curatorial work, and community programming, her work investigates the obscure and overlooked landscapes of the everyday. It has been exhibited around the world receiving numerous awards and grants.

Caitlin is Associate Professor of Film & Media Arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and the chair of the Communication Studies department.  She is a member of the Women’s and Gender Studies and Graduate faculties.   

To join this Zoom event on Sunday, May 24th at 3:00 pm (CDT), simply send an email to and we will send you the Zoom access code.

The Q&A will also be streamed live on Facebook.