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It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story Unclassified 15+

Director: Eric Friedler Country: Germany (2018)
Language: English

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The impeccably stylish history of legendary jazz label Blue Note, executive produced by Wim Wenders.

After escaping Nazi Berlin, childhood friends Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff reunited in New York City in 1939 and created one of the most influential jazz labels in history. The giants they enlisted – Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman – shaped Blue Note’s quintessential cool.

The label’s reign spanned the civil rights movement, mapped the evolution from boogie woogie to bebop, and birthed a design style (regularly featuring Wolff’s photography) that defined the jazz age and is still imitated today.

Director Eric Friedler recreates Wolff and Lion’s vision of the true American art form through moody animation, indelible photographs and footage, contemporary insider interviews (including Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins) and, of course, the music.

“An unusually lustrous gem.” – The Wall Street Journal

Guests: Eric Friedler

Tickets

6521
Sun 11 Aug 11:00 am [6521]
Hoyts 3 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
3601
Mon 12 Aug 6:15 pm [3601]
Kino 1 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Director
Eric Friedler
Screenwriter
Eric Friedler
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Studio Hamburg Enterprises

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