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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Auditorium - Saturday 9 Nov 2019, 18:00

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A visionary, innovator and originator who defied categorization and embodied the word cool: a foray into the life and career of musical and cultural icon Miles Davis.

Using words from Davis' autobiography, this film offers an incisive insight into our understanding of the legendary musician. Newly released archival material, alongside interviews with pre-eminent historians and personal friends like Quincy Jones, illustrate a man of intensity and devotion to his craft. Despite the indignities of America during the time of segregation, nothing was going to stop Davis from realising his dream: to create a new form of musical expression. Davis’ influences are felt to this day, and this special documentary will make you want to feel the way Miles sounds. Sold out screenings at the 2019 Sundance and London Film Festivals.

USA 2019 Stanley Nelson 115m

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