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SU17 Festival Film | Contemporary Color | Opening Night Film

  • McNally Smith College of Music 19 East Exchange Street Saint Paul, MN, 55101 United States (map)

Sound Unseen is proud to present the MN Premiere and Opening Night Film "Contemporary Color" by directors Bill and Turner Ross. This film is an official selection for the 17th Annual Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival. 

Screening date: Thurs. Nov. 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: McNally Smith College of Music
Cost: $12.00 advance / $15.00 at the door
Category: MN Premiere, Opening Night Film
Run Time/Year/Country: 107 min, 2016, United States


In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to celebrate the art of Color Guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabers. Recruiting performers that include the likes of Saint Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Ad-Rock, and Ira Glass to collaborate on original pieces with 10 color guard teams from across the US and Canada, Contemporary Color is a beautifully filmed snapshot of a one-of-a-kind live event.

Having completed an Americana trilogy of observational documentaries (“Western,” “Tchoupitoulas,” “45365”), filmmakers Bill and Turner Ross direct their attention to this large scale concert performance. The Ross brothers do not simply document this night of collective performances, but conduct an immersive and visually captivating experience that captures the energy, rhythm, and artistry of the night itself. - Synopsis provided Tribeca Film Festival