AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: November 15, 2013 from 6:15pm to 9pm
Location: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Homewood
Street: 7101 Hamilton Avenue
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Event Type: film
Organized By: Sabira Bushra
Latest Activity: Oct 11, 2013
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Ornette - Made In America Pittsburgh Premiere!!
This feature-length documentary is devoted to the life and art of famed jazz musician Ornette Coleman. At the time this film was made, Coleman had not turned out an album in years, though he was still active on the concert circuit. Filmmaker Shirley Clarke focuses on Coleman's appearance with the symphony orchestra in his home town of Fort Worth, Texas. Also featured are extensive interview sequences, and clips from such earlier short subjects as Dick Fontaine's The Ornette Coleman Trio, featuring such major talents as Charley Haden, Don Cherry, and Darnel Coleman, Ornette's son.
Completed in 1985, Ornette - Made in America was released on a general basis two years later.
Ornette: Made in America 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. 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 was made in the in color and B&W. It was filmed on location in Fort Worth, Texas; New York City; Nigeria and Morocco.
K. Mensah Wali, Artistic Director of Kente Arts Alliance, will lead the discussion
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