On a summer morning in 1958, photographer Art Kane assembled a remarkable array of leading jazz musicians in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood for a group picture. This acclaimed documentary, directed by Jean Bach and nominated for an Academy Award, explores the story behind the photograph’s creation, including interviews with some of the featured performers, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, Hank Jones and Milt Hinton. The film is enhanced by footage taken by Hinton himself, who was also an accomplished photographer.
Run Time: 1 hour
Note: AnEta Sewell will do an approximately 20-minute talk to set up each film. Following the film will be a talk with AnEta Sewell and special guest speaker Avery Sommers, singer, actress, writer, director and producer.
Tickets: $10 per night or $25 for the entire festival.