The Orchard & HBO have acquired the documentary “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble” ahead of its premiere at TIFF Docs on Sunday.
The documentary is the latest from from Oscar winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (“20 Feet from Stardom”) and follows acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma as he forms an international music collective known as the Silk Road Ensemble. The collective brings together master musicians playing a range of traditional instruments from all over the world, from the Scottish bagpipe to the Iranian komancheh fiddle in a global jam session.
The Orchard acquired all worldwide rights with the exception of U.S. television rights, which went to HBO. The Orchard is planning a Spring 2016 theatrical release, and HBO will release the film shortly after.
The film will premiere at TIFF Docs on September 13.