Two Shows Only – 5:00 and 8:30 PM – SOLD OUT
(US / 2008 / dir by Sascha Paladino)
* IN-PERSON: Béla Fleck, July 14th, Two Shows – 5:00 & 8:30 PM. BOTH shows are now SOLD OUT. Tickets will include the screening of the film, a post-screening Q&A, and a mini set by Bela Fleck.
American banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck traces the roots of his instrument across centuries and continents in this documentary, showcasing the universality of great music.
Fleck is a true master of the banjo, but he is also one of its most passionate students, and in THROW DOWN YOUR HEART he travels to Uganda, Tanzania, Gambia, and Mali to reconnect with the African history of the instrument and to learn from various local virtuosi – as well as to cut a new record. On his travels we are shown a glimpse of the beauty and complexities of the continent, and we see the true unifying power of music – breaking through the boundaries of language and culture to communicate clearly and deeply.
unrated / 97 mins