The Orchard Walks Down Yo-Yo Ma’s “Silk Road”

12001076_10154330601093782_6105970626622626588_oIf you’re in Toronto right now, you know the TIFF competition (that’d be Toronto International Film Festival) is already getting tough. Or shall we say… stiff. Some incredible films are making their rounds, getting bought up in a hot flash and sending excited movie-goers into a frenzy. One such film is the acclaimed documentary making its world premiere Sunday night, The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. And you’re lookin’ at the very lucky distributors of the film right here.

Yep, you read it here first! (Or here. Or here. Or maybe here.) We’ll be pushing this baby out to audiences far and wide next year, along with our partners at HBO. The film was directed by Morgan Neville, a name you should know if you don’t already. He’s the genius behind Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom, which highlights the stories behind some of music’s greatest backup singers of the 21st century. In his latest film, Neville spotlights world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his group of master musicians from around the world, The Silk Road Ensemble. The documentary shines light on the collaborations, brainstorms and collective creativity happening amongst this group of artists shaping an evolution in music.

If you happen to be in Toronto this Sunday, September 13th, don’t miss out on the documentary’s debut, where you’ll be able to catch Yo-Yo Ma and members of the Ensemble for a little Q&A following the premiere. And for more juicy details on the deal itself, check out the official press release. Keep those eyes peeled for a 2016 release!

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