A locally-produced film about Morro Bay educator and artist Wachtang “Botso” Korisheli will premiere in Manhattan next month.
“Botso: The Teacher from Tbilisi” will have its official premiere at Quad Cinema in New York on Oct. 10 — the same day it opens at the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo. On Oct. 24, it will screen at the Laemmle Music Hall in Los Angeles.
The documentary, directed by Tom Walters, written by Hilary Roberts Grant and produced by David Thayer, tells the story of Korisheli, 91, who immigrated to the United States from the Republic of Georgia. The son of an actor, who was assassinated by Josef Stalin’s regime, Korisheli became an influential music teacher and stone sculptor.