Best Documentary Feature

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

THE ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY 

 

TONDOWSKI FILMS AND FRIENDS PRESENT

 

SONG FROM THE FOREST

A DOCUMENTARY BY MICHAEL OBERT 

 

 

 

CRITICS ARE TALKING ABOUT “SONG FROM THE FOREST”

 

“Gorgeous” – Indiewire

 

“This film is filled with great beauty and moments of everyday life… sobering and heartbreaking at once.” – Village Voice

 

“A mesmerizing documentary”- Variety

 

“A strikingly poetic documentary – Los Angeles Times

 

“Spellbindng…” – New York Times

 

 

WITH LOUIS SARNO AND JIM JARMUSCH

 

IDA MEMBERS AND A GUEST ARE INVITED TO ATTEND 

ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL SCREENINGS

 

LOS ANGELES

USC SCHOOL OF CINEMA

NOVEMBER 2, 2015 – 7PM

THE RON HOWARD SCREENING ROOM,

ROBERT ZEMECKIS CENTER FOR DIGITAL ARTS

3131 S. FIGUEROA STREET LOS ANGELES, CA  90007

Q/A with Director Michael Obert

 

 

IDA SCREENING SERIES

NOVEMBER 4, 2015 – 7:30 PM

LANDMARK WESTSIDE PAVILLION

10850 PICO BLVD.,  LOS ANGELES, CA

Q/A with Director Michael Obert

Moderated by Award Winning Filmmaker Ondi Timoner

 

SAN FRANCISCO SCREENING

NOVEMBER 10, 2015 – 7:30 PM

LANDMARK EMBARCADERO CENTER

1 EMBARCADERO CENTER SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111

 

BACK IN THEATERS STARTING NOVEMBER 7

SEE IT ON THE “BIG SCREEN”

LAEMMLE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE

673 COLORADO BLVD.  PASADENA, CA 91101

WWW.LAEMMLE.COM

 

TO RSVP TO ANY OF THESE SCREENINGS CLICK HERE

DON’T MISS THIS FILM

 

 

SYNOPSIS: 

As a young man, American Louis Sarno heard a song on the radio that gripped his imagination. He followed the mysterious sounds all the way to the Central African rainforest and found their source with the Bayaka Pygmies, a tribe of hunters and gatherers. He never left. Today, twenty-five years later, Louis Sarno has recorded more than 1,000 hours of unique Bayaka music. He is a fully accepted member of the Bayaka society and has a 13-year-old son, Samedi. Once, when Samedi was a baby, he became seriously ill and Louis feared for his life. He held his son in his arms through a frightful night and made him a promise: “If you get through this, one day I’ll show you the world I come from.” Now the time has come to fulfill his promise, and Louis travels with Samedi from the African rainforest to another jungle, one of concrete, glass, and asphalt: New York City. Together, they meet Louis’ family and old friends, including his closest friend from college, Jim Jarmusch. Carried by the contrasts between rainforest and urban America, with a fascinating soundtrack and peaceful, loving imagery, Louis’ and Samedi’s stories are interwoven to form a touching portrait of an extraordinary man and his son. SONG FROM THE FOREST is a modern epic set between rainforest and skyscrapers.

 

THE FILM IS AVAILABLE ON ITUNES NOW

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

WWW.SONGFROMTHEFOREST.COM

 

 

FOR GUILD AND AMPAS MEMBERS WANTING TO
SEE THE FILM ON A SCREENING LINK

PLEASE CONTACT SFTF@TCDM-ASSOCIATES.COM DIRECTLY