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Sat & Sun October 4, 5  7:00 pm


2013 (83 minutes)
USA/Serbia (in English)


Los Angeles Film Festival
American Documentary Film Festival
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Beldocs International Film Festival
Minneapolis Film Festival



Shows us how this music can draw in and hook anyone, Serbs and non-Serbs alike, united in the lightning fast rhythms and infectious celebratory spirit. -Indiewire.com



A tiny Serbian village explodes with brass cacophony and riotous celebration as more than half a million music fans descend upon Guča, the world’s largest trumpet competition.


Every competitor seeks to win, but the film’s characters are all making their trumpet pilgrimages for very different reasons: 25-year-old “master trumpeter” Dejan Petrovic—the reigning Guča champion—returns to defend his championship title, while Demiran Ćerimović—a world-class Roma Gypsy trumpeter—struggles against deeply ingrained racism for the opportunity to make money for his family. Through it all, a fish-out-of-water American band plays to validate their very existence in front of a population still scarred by U.S. bombs.


Brasslands offers an intimate and sometimes unsettling portrait of how the hopes and fears of this diverse group of characters collide in their search for common ground and musical ecstasy.


Brasslands has been a hit at more than 20 international film festivals including Rotterdam, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Vilnius, and Minneapolis.


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20ft poster

 Sat. & Sun. November 1, 2  7:00pm


90 minutes
2013 (USA)


2014 Oscar Best Documentary Feature

2014 Independent Spirit Award Best Documentary
Sundance Film Festival

Just about everything in this movie is right.- Chicago Tribune
Joyous and uplifting. -  Observer (UK)
A rich, enjoyably overstuffed 90 minutes – Sight & Sound


See it on our big screen with our new 5.1 Surround Sound System.



Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others.

These gifted artists span a range of styles, genres and eras of popular music, but each has a uniquely fascinating and personal story to share of life spent in the shadows of superstardom.    Along with rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few.  However, these world-famous figures take a backseat to the diverse array of backup singers whose lives and stories take center stage in the film.

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-SATURDAY AND SUNDAY EVENING FILMS- doors open at 6:15 pm for complementary wine tasting and browsing the Cornelius Art Center’s Gallery.

Screening begins at 7:00 pm.  Informal discussion follows films.


-SUNDAY MATINEES (when scheduled)- doors open at 2:30 pm.  Screening begins at 3:00 pm matinees– feel free to bring your own refreshments.


Tickets (plus NC Sales Tax 7.25%):  

$10 Cornelius Residents;  $11 non-Cornelius Residents

–Students  $5.00




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Where is the Studio-C Cinema?   Studio-C in the  Cornelius Art Center  19725 Oak Street, Cornelius, NC  28031 (in the historic Oak St. Mill Building) Plenty of free, lighted parking available.  MAP

Is there a membership fee?   No.  Every screening is open to the public until tickets are sold out.

Do I need a subscription?   No.  All tickets are sold individually for each screening.

What about refreshments?   Complementary beer and wine tastings and snacks are provided in part by our sponsors.  You may bring your own, except alcoholic beverages.

How do I buy tickets?   Our on-line tickets page accepts all credit cards.  To pay with check or cash, contact Robert Maier at 704-996-7724.  We also accept all forms of payment at the door.

How much are tickets?   Cornelius residents $10.00.  Others $11.00 (plus 7.25% NC sales tax).  A limited number of student rush tickets are $5.00.  Special events priced individually.  Discount packages of 10 tickets are available to Friends of Studio-C Cinema See Tickets page for specifics.

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