A tiny Serbian village explodes with brass cacophony and riotous celebration as more than half a million music fans descend upon Guča, the world’s largest trumpet competition. Amidst a cast of defending Serbian champions and struggling Roma Gypsies, an unlikely brass band from New York City, Zlatne Uste, voyages to represent the United States only a decade after NATO bombs rocked Belgrade. They will be the first Americans ever to compete at Guča. BRASSLANDS offers an intimate and sometimes unsettling portrait of how the hopes and fears of this diverse group of characters collide in their search for common ground and musical ecstasy.
Laemmle Theatres will be screening BRASSLANDS this Monday, February 9 at 7:30 PM and Tuesday, February 10 at 1 PM as part of its Culture Vulture film series. To celebrate the music profiled in BRASSLANDS, L.A.’s own MUDBUG BRASS BAND will be at the Music Hall Monday night to perform their super-fun New Orleans-style brass-based jazz!