In Tie It Into My Hand, filmmaker Paul Festa takes a lesson on the Tchaikovsky violin concerto with a series of established artists, none of whom are violinists. Most of these teachers aren't musicians of any kind. The film is about the relationship between mentor and student, the artist's path, the music itself, and about the essential conversation between the muses: between music and theater, music and dance, music and history, music and film.

Pictured here is actor, writer and musician Alan Cumming.

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Alan Cumming in Paul Festa's Tie It Into My Hand