Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story

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Film Info
Program:We the People: Required Watching
Virtual Cinema
Women Directors
Social Justice
Culture & Society
Release Year:2016
Runtime:83 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Director:N.C. Heikin
Executive Producer:Michael Connelly
Linda Connelly
Robert Connelly
Robert Pépin
Producer:James Egan
Su Kim
Cinematographer:Kyle Saylors
Screenwriter:Michael Connelly (story)
N.C. Heikin
Editor:Kate Amend
Katie Flint
Aaron Warren
Composer:Matt Savage


MSP Film Society presents Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story special FREE screening and conversation. This event is part of the MSP Film Society's programming initiative, We the People: Required Watching, designed to spark conversation around current events and issues of social impact affecting our community, country and world. This series is generously supported by the George Family Foundation and KNOCK, Inc. All We the People online discussions are generously supported by Kelly and Mike Palmer.

Screening: Watch the documentary for FREE on Sunday, October 4 by clicking the button: RESERVE TICKET on this page.

Conversation: Monday, October 5 at 7:00pm. MSP Film Programmer Craig Laurence Rice will lead a virtual conversation on October 5 at 7:00pm with filmmaker N.C. Heikin, author Michael Connelly, and legendary musicians Ron Carter, George Cables and Grace Kelly.

About the Film

Packed with thrilling music, Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story is an absorbing documentary about a gifted alto sax player and Charlie Parker's protégée, Frank Morgan. Morgan fell hard into heroin and got to be almost as good a conman and thief as he was a musician in order to feed his habit. The habit cost him 30 years of his life in and out of prison, most of it at San Quentin, where he performed in a big band with fellow junkie jazz musicians that grew famous in the Bay Area. To bring the past into the present, director N.C. Heikin brought an all-star band together into the "Q" for a concert. This hyper-emotional event forms the backbone of this riveting film.

Special DVD Release Screening made possible by Kino Lorber. Get your copy of the DVD today!