Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool

"A gossipy and very musical primer on Davis, who is, needless to say (though it is said and said), among the giants of jazz." Wall St Journal

Showing Times

Wed 27 Nov 13:30

join us for this Screen Gems screening, good film in good company, with the invitation to stay behind and discuss.  Tickets are only £5 for these special matinees.

"Birth Of The Cool is one of the rare Davis docs that moves past the mythological grimacing-rebel mystique to show a Davis who was sensitive, prone to depression, terrified of vulnerability and beautiful when he smiled. It’s an important film for any Davis or jazz fan wanting to see an intricate portrait of a visionary who changed the face of music.

"The Emmy Award-winning director [Stanley Nelson] received access to never-before-seen footage and rare outtakes from Davis’s close friends and family archives. There are new interviews with his children, but most fascinating is his partners – including first wife, Frances Taylor (who died six months ago), French singer/actor Juliette Gréco and his final partner, Jo Gelbard – discussing the relationships they had with him." - from the 'Hot Docs' review by Chaka V Grier


Film Information

115 mins

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