Coming to theatres tomorrow, Wednesday, March 1:
Bill Ross and Turner Ross
IDFA, Hot Docs, New Orleans, San Francisco, Montclair, Seattle, Sydney, Bonnaroo, AFI Docs, Guanajuato, Melbourne, Sidewalk, Camden, Denver, St Louis, Indie Memphis, Sound Unseen
A chronicle of a one-night-only musical collaboration conceived by David Byrne celebrating color guard.
Inspired to showcase color guard – which involves troupes performing synchronized movements incorporating flags and rifles to live or pre-recorded music – Byrne commissioned ten musicians to create original songs/soundtracks to accompany a demonstration of the craft at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The Ross brothers, together with an impressive assemblage of cinematographers, were there to capture the concert, as well as some behind-the-scenes details. The result is a visually vibrant concert doc, one very different from the duo’s past output, and likely best appreciated by music/performance doc fans.