Bird Now

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Huraux's semi-documentary purports to view the phenomenon of Charlie Parker through the cityscapes of New York, but often looks like footage in search of a peg. Wouldn't Kansas City have been more germane to the subject, since Bird was formed before he hit the Apple? The interviews with the bebop veterans are intermittently informative but largely over-familiar, though the real Chan and the rarer Doris are a find. Henry Threadgill comes over as a pretentious twit. A ragbag premise.

By: BC

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Duration: 90 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Marc Huraux
Screenwriter: Marc Huraux, David Aronson
Cast: Chan Parker
Doris Parker
Bill Miles
Dizzy Gillespie
Walter Bishop Jr
Lester Bowie
Henry Threadgill
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