“ELEGANT AND MOVING.” ~ Mike Hale, The New York Times
“A JOYOUS AND RIVETING FILM.” ~ Steve Pond, The Wrap
“MAGICAL AND HOPEFUL.” ~ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine
SONG OF LAHORE
A Film by
Academy Award® Winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy & Andy Schocken
IN SELECT THEATERS and on DVD, VOD and DIGITAL HD MAY 20
LOS ANGELES (April 4, 2016) – Directed by two time Academy Award® winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Best Documentary, Short Subject: Saving Face, 2012; A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, 2015) and Andy Schocken, the acclaimed documentary SONG OF LAHORE opens in select theaters and is available on DVD, VOD and Digital HD May 20. Featuring the music of The Sachal Ensemble of Pakistan and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, SONG OF LAHORE examines the lives and the cultural heritage of Pakistan’s classical musicians as they prepare for a concert in New York City.
SONG OF LAHORE was an official selection at numerous film festivals in 2015, including the Tribeca Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Hamptons Film Festival, IDFA Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival and the Heartland Film Festival.
Also on May 20, Universal Music Classics releases an East-meets-West musical landmark: Song of Lahore, an album inspired by the moving documentary. On this unprecedented cross-cultural, genre-bending collection the soulful musicians of the film – The Sachal Ensemble of Pakistan – perform iconic songs of understanding and hope alongside stars from across jazz, rock, R&B and Americana, all convened by Grammy Award-winning producer Eli Wolf. The lineup of musical talent includes Bilal, Cibo Matto, Nels Cline, Marisol Hernandez, Seu Jorge, Jim James, Sean Lennon, Wynton Marsalis, Madeleine Peyroux, Becca Stevens, Meryl Streep and Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks performing reimaginings of songs made iconic by the likes of Duke Ellington, Bob Marley, Nina Simone, George Harrison, Michael Jackson, Allen Toussaint, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder and Elvis Costello
Synopsis: SONG OF LAHORE follows Sachal Studios musicians from their hometown in Pakistan to New York City as they rehearse and take the stage for a truly moving concert performance with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, after recieveing a personal invitation to perform from Wynton Marsalis.
SONG OF LAHORE (DVD and VOD/EST)
Directors: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy & Andy Schocken
Music: The Sachal Jazz Ensemble and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Producers: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy & Andy Schocken
Executive Producers: Dan Cogan, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Natalie Massenet, Guy Oseary, Vijay Vaidyanathan and David Waechter
Rating: PG for thematic elements, some violent images and smoking
Runtime: 82 minutes
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Layers: Single Layer
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1:78:1
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1
For materials, please visit EPK.TV
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Broad Green Pictures is a feature film financing, production and distribution company founded by Gabriel and Daniel Hammond in 2014. The studio distributes both specialty and wide release films from in-house development and production as well as acquisitions and co-productions.
Broad Green is a fully-integrated movie studio providing filmmakers with unparalleled development support, production infrastructure, and marketing resources to execute their vision from script to screen. Through collaborative partnerships with both rising talent and established filmmakers, Broad Green shares incredible stories with the widest possible audiences, pushing boundaries and taking creative risks. The studio’s upcoming slate includes The Infiltrator, Brain on Fire, The Dark Horse and Bad Santa 2, a co-production with Miramax. The studio will also release Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time and his untitled project starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender. Previously released films include A Walk in the Woods, the critically-acclaimed 99 Homes, I Smile Back, Learning to Drive and Knight of Cups.
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