Please join us on Oct. 16th for our 12th annual festival at the Trylon Microcinema with our Twin Cities premiere of “IN MY MIND” by director Gary Hawkins. This is an intimate venue with a limited number of tickets available so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. Introduction by Kevin Barnes (89.3 The Current).
Date: Sunday, October 16th, 2011
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Trylon Microcineam, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls. 55406
IN MY MIND (2010, dir. Gary Hawkins, 100 min., USA, Hard-Drive)
Not your run-of-the-mill concert film here as prodigy composer Jason Moran revisits and interprets bebop pianist Thelonious Monk’s historic 1959 Town Hall big band concert. Commissioned by Duke University, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, the Chicago Symphony Center, and the Washington Performing Arts Society, Moran sifts through photographs from Duke’s Jazz Loft Project and audio recordings made by Eugene Smith to present the life, times, and music of North Carolina’s jazz giant. Mash-ups are hot these days, and the mixed media Moran gives us on all things Monk, captured by filmmaker Gary Hawkins at the Center for Documentary Studies, is way hip, a big Rootie Tootie. (Synopsis provided by Full Frame Film Festival.)