Directed by Morgan Neville
With Yo-Yo Ma, Wu Man, Kinan Azmeh, Kayhan Kalhor
Rated PG-13, 96 minutes, DCP
Director Morgan Neville received the Academy Award for Best Documentary for 20 Feet to Stardom, a film highlighting the backup singers overlooked as their songs turn platinum. Yo-Yo Ma’s efforts to bring recognition to largely unknown musicians and instruments through his Silk Road Ensemble project aligns neatly with Neville’s discover-the-undiscovered wheelhouse. Ultimately a mix of travelogue and musical, the documentary shows the depth and breadth of world music. Highlighted in the film is Wu Man, a virtuoso on the pipa, who will be performing live at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center with Kronos Quartet on Saturday, March 25.