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Jazz Film Fridays at the Mary Pickford Theater

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charles-lloyd-posterThis Friday, the Music Division’s popular jazz film series returns to the Mary Pickford Theater.  Senior Reference Specialist Larry Appelbaum curated the series and provided program notes.

Friday evenings at 7:00 pm – Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd Floor, James Madison Building. No tickets or reservations needed. Limited seating begins at 6:30pm. Programs subject to change without notice. For details or further information: [email protected] (202) 707-1848

JANUARY 10 at 7 PM

Arrows Into Infinity (2012) – Directed by Dorothy Darr and Jeffry Morse

A perceptive new documentary on the adventurous musical spirit Charles Lloyd, with rarely seen historical footage and insights shared by Ornette Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Zakir Hussein, and Jason Moran (120 min). Introduction by Miyuki Williams, WPFW-FM

JANUARY 17 at 7 PM

Mickey One (1965) – Directed by Arthur Penn

Hollywood’s version of a French new wave film stars Warren Beatty as a paranoid comic on the run from the mob. Superb soundtrack features Eddie Sauter’s imaginative score with featured soloist Stan Getz (93 min). We will be showing a 35mm print.  Introduction by Tim Masters, WPFW-FM


Black February (2010) – Directed by Vipal Monga

Trumpeter, composer, conductor Lawrence “Butch” Morris created a revolutionary approach to music making. We invoke his spirit and mark the one-year anniversary of his passing with this insightful documentary on his work and vision (59 min). Introduction by Rusty Hassan, WPFW-FM


Inside Out in the Open (2001) – Directed by Alan Roth

Documentary on free jazz includes interviews and concert footage, some of it shot in WashingtonDC, with Alan Silva, Joseph Jarman, Roswell Rudd, Other Dimensions In Music and William Parker’s In Order To Survive (60 min).

The Breath Courses Through Us (2013) – Directed by Alan Roth

A portrait of the pioneering mid-1960s free jazz group The New York Art Quartet, featuring John Tchicai (saxophone), Roswell Rudd (trombone), Milford Graves (drums), Reggie Workman (bass), joined by poet Amiri Baraka (75 min). Introduction by Luke Stewart, WPFW-FM


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