Media Advisory: Film on Chopin pairs music professor and actress Rosemary Harris

Actress Rosemary Harris, most famous for playing Spiderman’s Aunt May, has teamed up with music professor and Lewisville native Pamela Howland on her documentary film, “Remembering Frederic: The Genius of Chopin.” Harris is featured in the film as the voice of George Sand, the French novelist who was Chopin’s lover for nine years.

“Remembering Frederic: The Genius of Chopin will be showing on the Wake Forest campus in Brendle Recital Hall on May 5 at 7:30 p.m.  It was originally shown at the 2012 RiverRun International Film Festival.

Howland, who produced the film, can talk about how film as, “the medium of our time,” is able to renew appreciation for classical music. She says, “It’s a story about music that includes love, history, travel and medicine — all different entry points to learn more about Chopin and his life and times.”

The film also includes excerpts from the Masterpiece Theatre series “Notorious Woman,” for which Harris, who played Sand, received an Emmy Award in 1976.

Howland and Harris are available for television and phone interviews April 30 through May 4.


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