The first film, Sanctuary, offers a portrait of Hollywood composer and solo musician Lisa Gerrard, whose career was kick-started in the '80s by her stint as a member of the Australian band Dead Can Dance. Part biography and part concert flick, the film is studded with high-profile interviews and plenty of performance footage. In contrast, Screaming Masterpiece is a raucous overview of the eclectic and extremely individualistic Icelandic music scene, introduced to the rest of the world by such artists as Björk, the Sugarcubes, Sigur Rós and others. And Brasileirinho, a sort of Brazilian Buena Vista Social Club in spirit, traces the roots of Brazil's choro music (a lovely nineteenth-century Rio-based mishmash of traditional and urban influences that's undergone a contemporary revival) through informal musical interludes and interviews with some of modern Brazil's finest choro musicians.
Travel afar, both geographically and sonically, at screenings scheduled today through August 30; admission is $5.75 to $8.75 per film. For information and showtimes, call 303-820-3456 or go to www.starzfilmcenter.com.