MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS
First show: July 27
A Q&A via Skype with director Jake Meginsky will follow the Friday, July 27, 9pm show!
“Stunning. This movie gives you, well, the man’s heart, and it’s a beautiful one.” –The New York Times
“One of the best jazz documentaries ever assembled… a singular viewing experience.” – Byron Coley, The Wire : Adventures In Modern Music
In making a documentary portrait of a genius like percussionist Milford Graves, a giant of experimental free-jazz, filmmaker Jake Meginsky couldn’t very well go the usual stodgy talking heads route. Instead he matches interviews with Graves, a charismatic polymath and tireless worker residing in Queens and still bubbling over at seventy-six with disparate enthusiasms including Chinese medicine, martial arts, and biorhythm-based beats, to an appropriately idiosyncratic editing cadence which includes some truly astonishing archival footage. A rare music doc that lays down its own unpredictable beat.
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
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