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In a small community of steel workers, truck drivers, and teachers on the South Side of Chicago, a musical group called the Popovich Brothers maintained the traditional music and rich culture of their Serbian homeland by performing in local venues. During the 1970s, when this poignant, but entertaining, documentary was produced, the Popovich Brothers had been performing for almost 50 years, bringing this music to young generations eager to embrace the culture and values of their parents' native country. Just as the brothers preserve the traditions of another time and place, so does this documentary, offering a snapshot of Chicago's Serbian-American community. "Filled with songs and life, with the lilting, driving, and sometimes sad music of Serbia" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times).

Jill Godmilow---USA---1978---60 mins.
  • Part of the Real Chicago documentary series.
  • Includes Facets Cine-Notes booklet and the short film The Music Goes On & On.