The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
Morgan Neville 2016
Documentary Feature

Tuesday Jun 7, 2016

The Old American Can Factory
Roof and Courtyard
232 Third St. at 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union

8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music by Ljova and Mathias Kunzli
9:00PMFilm Begins
10:30PMQ&A with filmmaker Morgan Neville
11:00PMAfter Party sponsored by Stella Artois


This Show Presented in Partnership With
Stella Artois
XO Projects

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (Morgan Neville | USA | 96 min.)


From the director of the Oscar®-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically acclaimed Best of Enemies, the new film The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble tells the extraordinary story of the renowned international musical collective created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The feature-length documentary follows this group of diverse instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they explore the power of music to preserve tradition, shape cultural evolution and inspire hope.

Presented in Partnership with: The Orchard. In theaters June 10


MORGAN NEVILLE (Director, Producer) is one of the top documentary filmmakers in the industry. His film 20 Feet from Stardom won the 2014 Academy Award® for Best Documentary as well as a Grammy Award for Best Music Film. Neville has been nominated for four additional Grammys including bids for Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story, Muddy Waters Can’t Be Satisfied and Johnny Cash’s America. He won an Emmy Award® for his telefilm Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues. Neville’s non-music films include The Cool School and Beauty Is Embarrassing. His latest film, Best of Enemies, was purchased by Magnolia Pictures at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was released on July 31, 2015.

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