What’s on TV Friday: ‘Live From Lincoln Center’ and ‘Late Night’

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Midway through “Odyssey: The Chamber Music Society in Greece,” the camera brings us inside a tour bus snaking through a serene Greek countryside. Musicians from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center sit quietly, reading from a phone or a laptop or pensively gazing out the windows as the landscape slides by. In other words: “Gimme Shelter” this is not. Instead, “Odyssey” is something like a rock ’n’ roll tour documentary for the chamber music crowd, following a group of world-class classical musicians as they perform at venues around Greece. The locales range from the historic (the First Ancient Theater of Larissa) to the cutting edge (the Renzo Piano-designed Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center). The musicians play Beethoven, Debussy, Bach and more.

RUST CREEK (2019) 8 p.m. on Showtime. Sawyer (Hermione Corfield), a Kentucky college student, is on her way to a job interview in Washington when she gets stranded on a roadside early in this thriller. After a run-in with a pair of unsavory locals, she flees into the woods — only to soon find herself in the custody of an aggressive meth cook (Jay Paulson). In her review for The New York Times, Jeannette Catsoulis wrote that the film falls squarely into the tradition of horror movies like “Wolf Creek” and “I Spit on Your Grave,” which drop sympathetic characters into dangerous, forested surroundings. “What sets ‘Rust Creek’ apart from most of its genre predecessors, though, is that its director, screenwriter and cinematographer are all women,” Catsoulis wrote. “Sadly (or happily, depending on your viewpoint), this hasn’t made an appreciable difference to the broadly familiar beats of Julie Lipson’s screenplay, even if Jen McGowan’s direction is as attentive to stasis as action.”


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