December will be a month of brass and red cheecks. Tuba Times is the new theme of our Modern Classical Month in December.  As an instrument, the tuba is part of folk culture in many countries. In each of the selected films, tubas and similar instruments play a role.
Monday 5 december at 21:00 & Saturday 10 december at 16:30
 
In the Swedish city of Lethe, people from different walks of life take part in a series of short, deadpan vignettes that rush past. Some are just seconds long, none longer than a couple of minutes. A young woman (Jessica Lundberg) remembers a fantasy honeymoon with a rock guitarist. A man awakes from a dream about bomber planes. A businessman boasts about success while being robbed by a pickpocket and so on. The absurdist collection is accompanied by Dixieland jazz and similar music.

Monday 12 december at 21:00 & Saturday 17 december at 16:30
 

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.

Monday 19 december at 21:00 & Saturday 24 december at 16:30
 
This classic Yugoslavian movie follows black marketeers Marko and Blacky who manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko’s surreal duplicity propels him up the ranks of the Communist Party, and he eventually abandons Blacky and steals his girlfriend. After a lengthy stay in a below-ground shelter, the couple reemerges during the Yugoslavian Civil War of the 1990s as Marko realizes that the situation is ripe for exploitation.

Monday 26 december at 21:00 & Saturday 31 december at 16:30
 
This movie marked the first Dutch Oscarwinner! 
In the small Dutch village of Lagerheide, two members of the local brass band get into a fight, forcing the band to be split in two. The two hotheads and their followers are doing their utmost to sabotage each other’s attempts at becoming the band who will represent the village at the upcoming brass band competition.