The film will be presented by Bryan Chang, a member-owner of the Meerkat Media Collective. WYPR’s Tom Hall will conduct a 10 minute interview with Chang immediately following the screening for later airing on WYPR as part of the MFF/ WYPR Spotlight Series.
The MFF/WYPR Spotlight Series presents BRASSLANDS
MICA Brown Center
$10/Free for Friends of the Festival and MICA students and faculty with ID
A tiny Serbian village explodes with brass cacophony and riotous celebration as more than half a million music fans descend upon Guča, 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, Zlatne Uste, voyages to represent the United States only a decade after NATO bombs rocked Belgrade. They will be the first Americans ever to compete at Guča. BRASSLANDS offers an intimate and sometimes unsettling portrait of how the hopes and fears of this diverse group of characters collide in their search for common ground and musical ecstasy.