BRASSLANDSDocumentary, USA 2013
Documentary, USA 2013
Runtime: 84min. / 52min.
Director: Adam Pogof, Alison Brockhouse, Bryan Chang, Dara Messinger, Eric Phillips-
Horst, Jay Arthur Sterrenberg, Karim Tabbaa, Sara Huneke, Zara Serabian-Arthur
Production: The Meerkat Media Project
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. !
Los Angeles FF, Rooftop Films, Minneapolis St. Paul, Beldocs, San Antonio FF
Best Of Fests/Minneapolis St. Paul