I Called Him Morgan At Speed Cinema

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I Called Him Morgan
Directed by Kasper Collin

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Friday, June 9, 7 pm*
Saturday, June 10, 3 pm
Saturday, June 10, 7 pm
Sunday, June 11, 3 pm

“Spellbinding, hallucinatory, exuberant.” —Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian

On a snowy night in February 1972, legendary jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife, Helen, during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts those who knew the Morgans. Helen served prison time for the crime and, following her release, retreated into obscurity.

Over 20 years later, a chance encounter led Helen to agree to a remarkable interview. Her revealing enumerations on their relationship act as a refrain throughout the film, which draws on a wealth of archival photographs and footage, interviews with friends and band mates, and incredible jazz music. Part true-crime tale, part love story, and an all-out musical treat, the film is a stirring tribute to two unique personalities and the music that brought them together. Featuring cinematography by the Louisville-born and raised Oscar-nominated DP Bradford Young (Arrival). 2016, Sweden/U.S., DCP, 91 minutes. Recommended for 13+.

*This screening will feature an introduction and post-screening discussion with UofL Pan-African Studies Assistant Professor, W.S. Tkweme.

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.

image credit: Kasper Collin Produktion AB / Courtesy of the Afro-American Newspaper Archives and Research Center
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By: Speed Art Museum

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