Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jun 26th at 4:30pm for THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD at the Landmark Bethesda Row . Look for Laine wearing a Nats tshirt in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies musics ability to blur geographical boundaries and blend disparate cultures. From Morgan Neville, director of the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically acclaimed Best of Enemies, comes the extraordinary story this musical collective. Blending performance footage, personal interviews and archival film, the 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.