Contemporary Color
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaFri, May 12 9:30 PM Not Available
Film Info
Run Time:97 min
Director(s):Bill Ross IV
Turner Ross
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)
Featuring:David Byrne
Saint Vincent
Nelly Furtado
Ira Glass
How to Dress Well

This Film Should Be Played Loud: See new, classic and rare concert films on the big screen.

In 2015, legendary musician David Byrne (The Talking Heads) masterminded a mesmerizing spectacle as an ode to Color Guard, an art form of synchronized dance with rifles, sabers and flags. Contemporary Color puts you in a front row seat at this once-in-a-lifetime event of music, movement and visual splendour. Featuring artists such as Saint Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Ad-Rock, How to Dress Well and Ira Glass paired with Color Guard teams from across North America, the performances are captured with dazzling award-winning cinematography that feels like choreography in its own right. Contemporary Color is a powerful celebration of talent and creativity at its highest level.

Arrive early as we kick the night off with DJ Chris MaGee.

8:30 PM: Doors Open
9:30 PM: Screening

Doc & Beer Combo: $18 (Members: $14, $12, $6), includes screening, a can of beer and a medium popcorn

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Additional Information

Winner—Jury Award, Best Cinematography in a Documentary Feature & Best Editing in a Documentary Feature, Tribeca Film Festival 2016

Indiewire – “Pure creativity.”

Variety – “A spectacular kinetic pinwheel.”

Rolling Stone – “A transcendental experience.”