Owsley Brown, A Filmmaker’s Journey

September 15–October 29, 2017

The local documentary maker presents his films reflecting on the power of music and the creative harmonies of our shared world.

  • Serenade for Haiti

  • Music Makes a City

  • Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles

  • Upcoming
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  • Past
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Past Films

  • The Precious Treasury

    • Sunday, October 29 4:15 PM
    Owsley Brown
    United States, 2008

    Filmed across the mountains, plateaus, and sacred sites of Tibet, The Precious Treasury offers a meditation “rooted solely in sight and sound.” Edited by Nathaniel Dorsky. With short Offerings from Nangchen.

    Owsley Brown in Person

  • Serenade for Haiti

    • Friday, September 15 7:30 PM
    • Sunday, September 24 3 PM
    • Saturday, September 30 6:15 PM
    • Sunday, October 8 2 PM
    Owsley Brown
    United States, 2016

    Shot over a period of years both before and after Haiti’s deadly 2010 earthquake, this vibrant documentary testifies to the role of music in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances.

    Owsley Brown in Person (September 15 screening only)

  • Music Makes a City

    • Sunday, September 17 4 PM
    Owsley Brown, Jerome Hiler
    United States, 2010

    Discover the origins and work of the Louisville Orchestra, which grew from a city’s devastation to become a major center for contemporary music, in this beautifully made documentary. Narrated by indie icon Will Oldham.

    Owsley Brown and Jerome Hiler in Person

  • Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles

    • Saturday, September 16 7:30 PM
    Owsley Brown
    United States, 1999

    The musical work of American expatriate writer Paul Bowles, who lived much of his life in Tangier, is explored in this evocative, globe-hopping documentary. With Nathaniel Dorsky’s short Triste.

    Owsley Brown and Nathaniel Dorsky in Person