In the 1990’s, singer-songwriter Milan Mumin, the lead singer of the hugely influential Serbian rock band Love Hunters, electrified and gave voice to a generation of Serbians fighting an oppressive regime. Now, after ten years, we find Milan in New York City, driving a taxi (long shifts and loopy fares), cobbling together funds for a recording session of his dream album—to be recorded and released in America. When his bass guitar player suddenly quits, he finds a talented but prickly replacement, and a romantic spark, in a free-spirited guitarist named Kim. Just as rehearsals start picking up steam, Milan’s longtime Serbian girlfriend Lela arrives with very different plans for their future—she wants him to come home to Serbia where his reputation will let him be anything he wants—but Milan is determined to make his recording in America, at any cost.
We are pleased to open LOVE HUNTER, which the New York Times recently called “one of the most refreshing New York independent features since Ramin Bahrani’s ‘Man Push Cart,” this Friday at the Music Hall Theater. Filmmakers Nemanja Bala and Brane Bala, along with actress Jelena Stupljanin, will participate in Q&A’s after the 7:30 PM screenings Friday through Sunday, March 13, 14 and 15.