Director: John Scheinfeld; US, 2016; 99 min.
A definitive account of the extraordinary saxophonist whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and inspire people around the world, this smart and passionate film is for anyone who appreciates the power of music. Directed by critically acclaimed Chicago native John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon) and featuring the words of Coltrane spoken by actor Denzel Washington, the film digs deep into the artist’s music via rare footage of the innovator in action and commentary from a range of fans, including jazz giants Wayne Shorter and Sonny Rollins to a particularly lively Cornel West. Set against the social, political and cultural strife of Coltrane’s times, Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary is a “visually rich” (Variety) and “engrossing,” “evocative” and “satisfying” (The Hollywood Reporter) portrait of the man and his music.
Sunday, April 2nd @ 7:00 P.M.
Screening followed by Q&A with Grammy Award-winning American journalist and music critic Neil Tesser, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic’s Orbert Davis, saxophonist Geof Bradfield and Dana Hall, drummer, composer and Director of Jazz Studies at DePaul University.
Davis Theater - 4614 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625