Set in New York’s Russian immigrant community, Downtown Express uses music to explore how old world values clash in a new country. New Jersey director David Grubin recruited accomplished musicians for key roles. Philippe Quint, a Grammy-nominated violinist, plays a young Russian on a scholarship to Juilliard. When he falls in love with a downtown singer/songwriter (played by recording artist Nellie McKay), he must decide whether to break with his father and forge his own destiny.
- Sun. May 6, 2012
- Clairidge Cinema
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Expected to Attend:David Grubin
Running Time:90 min