Wwoz Presents : Ornette: Made In America

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Indywood Cinema says
C'mon out for a screening sponsored by our beloved WWOZ. Ornette: Made in America is a vivid documentary portrait of Ornette Coleman, directed by the amazing, radical filmmaker Shirley Clarke (Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World, Portrait of Jason).

Ornette: Made In America captures Ornette Coleman’s evolution over three decades. Returning home to Fort Worth, Texas in 1983 as a famed performer and composer, documentary footage, dramatic scenes, and some of the first music video-style segments ever made, chronicle his boyhood in segregated Texas and his subsequent emergence as an American cultural pioneer and world-class icon.

The film focuses on the struggles and triumphs of Ornette Coleman’s life as well as on the inspired intelligence that spawned his creativity and ensured his success. Clarke’s footage includes Ornette in conversation with family and friends; excerpts of interviews, riffs and travels, along with footage of his performances—in his hometown of Fort Worth, TX, in New York, in Morocco and beyond—presents the most comprehensive record of his career available.

Ornette: Made in America explores the rhythms, images and myths of America seen through they eyes of an artist’s ever-expanding imagination and experience. This film is essential for anyone hoping to understand the history of jazz and the fertile creative exchange that highlighted the 60’s and 70’s in America. It is a portrayal of the inner life of an artist-innovator.

(Milestone Films - Staff)

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