MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL

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First show: September 06

“Stanley Nelson’s essential documentary lays out the complicated personal history and gamechanging musical revolutions of the jazz legend, and admirably tries to cover it all into a two-hour feature.”- David Fear, Rolling Stone

Miles Davis: horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart.

The central theme of Miles Davis’s life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. It made him a star. For the people who loved him most, it also made him incredibly difficult to live with. Again and again, in music and in life, Miles broke with convention—and when he thought his work came to represent a new convention, he changed it again. Miles’s bold disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator in music—from bebop to “cool jazz,” modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ’n’ roll, and even hip-hop.

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, Stanley Nelson’s (BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION) portrait tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn.

Producer and Director Stanley Nelson. 2019. USA/UK. 115 mins.

FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS
NOTE: FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME.
Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Fri, Sept 6 – Thu, Sept 12. More showtimes TBA!

 

MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL: Upcoming Showtimes
September 68:50 PMLittle Roxie
September 76:30 PMLittle Roxie
September 86:00 AMBig Roxie
September 99:00 PMThe Roxie
September 106:45 PMThe Roxie
September 116:45 PMThe Roxie