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- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 11, 2017
- Originally Released: 2016
- Label: Oscilloscope
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Note: Jumbotron videos - short videos screened
- Hartfield High School news segment
- Temporary Color - a behind-the-scenes film by John Wilson
- Theatrical trailer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Directed by||Bill Ross & Turner Ross|
|Music Performer:||David Byrne, Nelly Furtado, Tom Krell, Devonté Hynes, Nika Danilova, Lucius, Money Mark, Nico Muhly, St. Vincent, Merrill Garbus & Adam Horovitz|
3.5 stars out of 4 -- This may be one of the few rockumentaries since STOP MAKING SENSE to tap the cinematic potential of sound and vision in a way that feels genuinely collaborative and borderline transcendental.
When a color guard truly connects with a magnetic musical performer, or the combination of music and choreography guides the filmmakers to an impressionistic approach, the application of cinema to live performance yields exceptional results.
New York Times
3 stars out of 4 -- If you decide to go where it's taking you, you'll enjoy it. It's a musical performance documentary, but the film is giving a musical performance of its own.
As exhilarating and moving a concert film as you’re likely to see, CONTEMPORARY COLOR documents David Byrne’s giddy, passionate melding of hip composers and recording acts with what Byrne considers an underappreciated folk art...
Los Angeles Times
This documentary captures a one-of-a-kind concert, spearheaded by legendary musician and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, that pairs elaborate dance routines by high-school color guards with performances by notable musical acts such as St. Vincent and Nelly Furtado.