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MUSIC FOR A BLUE TRAIN

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Synopsis

Montreal’s subway system – The Metro – has 59 designated spots for musicians to perform for the public.  A harmonica player known as Bad News Brown acts as an impromptu host in the documentary bringing the viewers snippets of the lives of musicians in Montreal’s subway system that gives around 60 spots on a first-come-first-serve basis, provided the musician-busker registers his name early enough as soon as the Metro opens to the public and returns during his assigned time to perform for an hour or two, amidst indifference from most passersby or, at times, a token word of encouragement.This documentary is about the beauty and hardship of playing music for commuter traffic.

Directed by: Mila Aung-Thwin

Duration: 48 min


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