Category: Movies Raglan Film Festival: SONG OF LAHORE

Raglan Film Festival: SONG OF LAHORE

September 21, 2016


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Song of Lahore examines the lives and the cultural heritage of Pakistan's classical musicians, and asks whether there is still room for them in a society roiled by social and religious upheaval. After toiling in obscurity for years, an innovative album leads Sachal Studios to international acclaim, and a triumphant concert with Wynton Marsalis and his orchestra at Jazz at Lincoln Center. This feature length documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken follows their dramatic journey, and asks if they will ever find an audience at home.

Variety "A fascinating study in cross-cultural pollination, “Song” positively sings.

New York Times "It gives away nothing to say that the trip is (mostly) a triumph for the Sachal players. The scenes shown from their Jazz at Lincoln Center concert are delightful enough to have you wish for three or four more songs. It’s a far cry from that slow-going beginning, and well worth the wait. "

Tribeca Film Festival 2015 - Best Documentary Feature

Director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Andy Schocken
Documentary, Music | 82mins |Exempt | Urdu, English, Panjabi | Pakistan, USA

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