SNEAK PREVIEW EVENT!
presented in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival
"Song From the Forest succeeds in being a striking and gently haunting film."
-- Mark Adams, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
Drawn to the Central African Republic to study the songs of the Bayaka pygmies 25 years ago, American musicologist Louis Sarno abandoned modern civilization to join the tribe and start a family. Fulfilling a long-standing promise to show his teenager, Samedi, the world, father and son trade the rainforest for the concrete jungle and travel to New York City, visiting family and friends like Louis’s college roommate, director Jim Jarmusch. While Samedi takes it all in, Louis, surprisingly, is the one who becomes the fish out of water.
Director Michael Obert will introduce his film with a special greeting from Tanzania. The screening will be followed by an insightful panel discussion! Panelists include:
- David Rothenberg, the film's Music Supervisor
- Anicet Mundundu, Ph.D., Ethnomusicologist specializing in Congolese traditional and contemporary music
- Marie Agatha Ozah, Ph.D., Assistant Professor from Duquesne University specializing in African Ethnomusicology
- Robert Fallon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Musicology from CMU
- Mark Dixon, local environmental filmmaker
6:30pm at McConomy Auditorium, CMU University Center, with a delicious Congolese food reception. General Admission tickets are $10 -- $5 for Students, Seniors (60+), and Salongoers. Tickets available at the door or online.
This screening event is presented in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival, co-presented with University of Pittsburgh Department of German and the Sembéne Film & Arts Festival, and supported by the Carnegie Mellon School of Music, The Center for African American Urban Studies & the Economy, the Putting Down Roots Sustainability Salon, and the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research.
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There will be a ONE DAY ONLY SPECIAL OFFER available to all attendees to this Sneak Preview Event!
The ninth edition of the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival, sponsored by the Humanities Center, is dedicated to the legacy of world-renowned filmmaker, psychologist, and Carnegie Mellon professor, Paul Goodman, and to his professional focus on the human challenges and achievements of diverse groups of workers worldwide. Audiences will have the opportunity to explore “Faces of Work”through the Pittsburgh premiere screenings of new, distinctive, and award-winning films and documentaries from around the world. More than a screening experience, the Faces Festival will offer Q&A sessions with directors, artists, and academics, live musical performances, international food receptions, and more!
General festival tickets:
General Admission: $10 // $5 Students, Seniors (60+)
Opening Night w/ Jonathan Demme: $20 // $10 Students & Seniors (60+)
Full Access Pass: $50 // $25 Students & Seniors (60+)
Short Film Student Competition: $5 All
(A valid student/OSHER ID must be presented when picking up tickets for student pricing)
Key dates for the festival:
Opening Night w/ Jonathan Demme: March 19, 2015
Short Film Student Competition: March 22, 2015
Closing Night: April 11, 2015
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