July 20–August 10, 2014
  • globalFEST films
  • Brasslands
  • The Last Song Before the War
  • Journey to Jah
Sunday, July 27, 2014 1:00 PM
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

globalFEST, one of the most catalytic world music events in North America, goes on the road, taking over multiple locations at Lincoln Center with a globe- and genre- spanning line-up in a day-long celebration.

1:00 pm: Brasslands, USA, 2013, 88min

A New York City brass band travels to a tiny Serbian village to compete in the 50th anniversary of the world’s largest trumpet competition. The first Americans to compete, Zlatne Uste meet the Serbian Roma champs, tough competitors with different reasons for wanting to win.

3:00 pm: The Last Song Before the War, US/Mali, 2013, 90min

The 2011 Festival in the Desert in Timbuktu draws musicians and audiences from all over the world. The film captures not only these stunning performances but also the participants’ concerns over an uncertain future as the Islamic militants threaten from north. Featuring Tinariwen, Khaïra Arby, Vieux Farka Touré, Tartit and more.

5:00 pm: Journey to Jah, Germany/Switzerland, 2013, 92min

Two European musicians find a new home in Jamaica after their separate searches for authenticity bring them to this politically and economically torn island. “Gentleman” from Germany and “Alborosie” from Italy thrive in the contradictions and connections they find in reggae—rebel music that unites.

Complimentary tickets will be distributed from the Elinor Bunin Munroe box office starting at Noon on July 27. Tickets will be distributed to all three screenings on a space available basis. Limit one ticket per person. Please note that the line for tickets may form in advance of the time of distribution.

Tickets also on sale to additional screenings the Film Society's Sound + Vision festival in August! Visit filmlinc.com for more information.

Presented in collaboration with Film Society of Lincoln Center and globalFEST Inc. globalFEST at Lincoln Center is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works.