This film is an official selection of the Sound Unseen 16 Film & Music Festival.
Date: Fri. Nov. 13, 2015
Venue: Trylon microcinema
Price: $10 advance/$12 at the door
“Live From UB” explores the small but vibrant rock scene in Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar (also called ‘UB’). It blends the story of one band creating original Mongolian rock with interviews from experts and Mongolian rock legends. Rock was a catalyst in the democratic revolution of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Now, more than twenty years later, the first generation to grow up in this new society is making its own music. Unlike the generation before them, the new music makers grew up watching MTV and can access music from anywhere in the world in an instant. But these young Mongolians are defying the forces of globalization and using modern music to both explore and assert their own unique heritage. Like Mongolia at large, they are eager to be recognized beyond their borders, but without sacrificing their identity. (Synopsis provided by filmmaker.)
Director Lauren Knapp in attendance.
DIR: Lauren Knapp, Mongolia & USA. In Mongolian w/English subtitles, 2015, 83 min.
Sponsored by: Cine-O-Matic and Summit Brewing