2017 Festival

Contemporary Color

*CLOSING NIGHT FEATURE // MICHIGAN PREMIERE*

Lansing Public Media Center / 2500 S Washington Ave, Lansing MI 48910 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Documentary Feature

Film Information

Contemporary Color

In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to celebrate the creativity of color guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabers, colloquially known as “the sport of the  arts.” Byrne recruited performers Lucius, Nico Muhly & Ira Glass, Nelly Furtado, St. Vincent, Devonté Hynes, How To Dress Well, Zola Jesus, Money Mark + Ad-Rock, and tUnE-yArDs to join him in creating original compositions to accompany ten color guard teams’ performances. The result is CONTEMPORARY COLOR, a bold and irrepressible snapshot of a one-of-a-kind live experience.

Bill Ross, Turner Ross / 2016 / 97 minutes / English / USA