Sunday, February 21, 2016, 4:00 pm, $12 adv / $13 door
In this entertaining, yet educational debut feature documentary, “Live From UB” takes us through the transition of Mongolia as a new nation learning how to take its first few steps and shows how urban Mongolians have used Rock music to overcome the powers of Soviet-style socialism, Orientalism and globalization over the past three decades. Through their music, the rockers of Ulaanbaatar (UB) are articulating their own understanding of what it means to be an urban Mongolian in a quickly modernizing city. Ultimately, this is an optimistic tale told with a unique voice that will lift the spirits of those who fear that globalization means a homogenized world. Dir Lauren Knapp, Mongolia/2015.
*Filmmaker in attendance for a post-screening Q&A
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