Film Club – Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary
Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm| $15
Doors open 6:30PM with Live Music Reception and catered finger food
Film starts at 8PM
$15 for Member Guests and General Public
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Bryan Girard with Tim Campbell and James Harman will perform at the opening reception. Bryan and friends are all great musicians and combined with his soothing and melodic saxophone, a perfect accompaniment to this fascinating documentary on John Coltrane.
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary is a thought-provoking, uplifting, powerful and passionate film about an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world.
This rich, textured and compelling portrait of a remarkable artist reveals the critical events, passions, experiences and challenges that shaped the life of John Coltrane and his revolutionary sounds. It is a story of demons and darkness, of persistence and redemption. But, above all else, it is the incredible journey of a spiritual warrior who found himself, found God, and in the process, created an extraordinary body of work that transcends all barriers of race, religion, age and geography. It is a film for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform.
The beauty, poignancy, energy, pain, joy and inspiration heard in nearly 50 Coltrane recordings from throughout his career brings alive the artist and the times in which he lived. Even those familiar with his music will be able to hear and appreciate the music of John Coltrane in a new and exciting way.
Although Coltrane never participated in any television interviews (and only a handful for radio) during his lifetime, he has an active and vibrant presence in the film through his print interviews. These words — spoken by Academy Award winner Denzel Washington – illuminate what John Coltrane was thinking and feeling at critical moments throughout his life and career.
|Directed by||John Scheinfeld|
April 14, 2017