Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Showings

O Cinema South Beach Fri, Oct 18, 2019 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Fri, Oct 18, 2019 9:15 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sat, Oct 19, 2019 2:30 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sat, Oct 19, 2019 4:45 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sat, Oct 19, 2019 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sat, Oct 19, 2019 9:15 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sun, Oct 20, 2019 2:30 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sun, Oct 20, 2019 4:45 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sun, Oct 20, 2019 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sun, Oct 20, 2019 9:15 PM
O Cinema South Beach Mon, Oct 21, 2019 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Mon, Oct 21, 2019 9:15 PM
O Cinema South Beach Tue, Oct 22, 2019 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Tue, Oct 22, 2019 9:15 PM
O Cinema South Beach Wed, Oct 23, 2019 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Wed, Oct 23, 2019 9:15 PM
O Cinema South Beach Thu, Oct 24, 2019 9:00 PM

Description

Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart.

 

The central theme of Miles Davis’s life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. It made him a star—it also made him incredibly difficult to live with, for the people who loved him most. Again and again, in music and in life, Miles broke with convention—and when he thought his work came to represent a new convention, he changed it again. Miles’s bold disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator in music—from bebop to “cool jazz,” modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ‘n’ roll, and even hip-hop.

 

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn.

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