This documentary was shown at the IFFR and makes a well-deserved return in our theater.
Once a year, a tiny Serbian village explodes with brass cacophony and riotous celebration as half a million music fans descend upon Guca, the world’s largest trumpet competition. Amidst a cast of defending Serbian champions and struggling Roma Gypsies, an unlikely brass band from New York City voyages to represent the United States a decade after NATO bombs rocked Belgrade. They will be the first Americans ever to compete at Guca.
Brasslands offers an intimate and visceral portrait of how the hopes and fears of this diverse group of characters collide in their search for common ground and musical ecstasy.
December will be a month of brass and red cheecks. Tuba Times is the new theme of our Modern Classical Month in December.