Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

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Showings

Capri Theater Sat, Apr 6, 2019 6:30 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Thu, Apr 18, 2019 7:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Programs:New American Visions
Documentary
Spotlight: Disruption
Tags:Documentary
Music
Biography
History
Arts
Social Justice
Addiction
Release Year:2019
Runtime:115 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Eagle Rock Entertainment
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYs67AWSna4
Cast/Crew
Director:Stanley Nelson
Executive Producer:Stanley Nelson
Michael Knator
Geoff Kempin
Terry Shand
Adam Barker
Producer:Nicole London
Stanley Nelson
Editor:Lewis Erskine
Natasha Livia Mottola
Yusuf Kapadia
Principal Cast:Carl Lumbly (voice of Miles Davis)

Description

Filmmaker Nicole London Attending!

In The Birth Of Cool, Stanley Nelson masterfully explores the little known interior life of jazz great Miles Davis, including his childhood, his relationships and the various influences that inspired and informed his music. While this documentary could have served as merely a display of reverence, Nelson expertly infuses a humanistic thread into his profile that allows us a look inside the man behind the music and iconic persona. While his talent was extraordinary, Davis was also a son, a husband, and a friend who himself was plagued with his own demons, as seen through his abusive marriage to dancer Frances Taylor. Dissecting the nature of legend and man, Nelson’s _Birth of Cool_ is part music history lesson, part character study, and an all-around must see.

Director Biography

Emmy-award winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson's feature debut was Freedom Bags (90) which has been followed by a ground-breaking career in film. He co-founded the nonprofit organization Firelight Media alongside his wife, Marcia Smith.


Press

"Stanley Nelson's superbly crafted documentary taps deep into the mystique of Miles Davis: his sound, stardom, and cult of personality." - Variety


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