Chasing Trane At Speed Cinema

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Directed by John Scheinfeld

Screening Times
Friday, May 19, 7 pm
Saturday, May 20, 3 pm
Saturday, May 20, 7 pm

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Celebrated documentarian John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs John Lennon, Who is Harry Nilsson?) explores the life and work of jazz legend John Coltrane, with commentary and accolades from such diverse Coltrane fans as Denzel Washington, Carlos Santana, Common, Cornel West and former POTUS and saxophone player Bill Clinton.

Saxophonist, composer, and innovator, John Coltrane pushed the frontiers of the jazz idiom, introducing elements of musical traditions from around the world. His magnum opus, the alternately somber and raucous A Love Supreme, is among the most haunting statements of spiritual devotion ever recorded. His output before his death at the age of 40 is simply astounding.

From his childhood in the Jim Crow South to his tenure with Miles Davis—who pushed Coltrane to conquer his heroin addiction—to his triumphant turn as the leader of one of jazz’s most fiery and revered quartets, Chasing Trane digs deep, chronicling a story of harrowing lows and interstellar highs. 2016, U.S., DCP, 99 minutes. Recommended for 13+.

John Coltrane’s work is included in the music library of the special exhibition Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, on view April 30–October 14, 2017.

Friday Film Happy Hour: Thanks to Wiltshire at the Speed, the first drink is included in your ticket purchase and offered from 6–7 pm before Friday evening screenings.
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