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Preview: The Miles Davis documentary "The Birth Of The Cool" scheduled for the 2019 Full Frame Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina by Larry Reni Thomas
(Published: March 11, 2019)


Triangle North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) jazz fans are all smiles and thoroughly excited after reading that the new documentary "Miles Davis:The Birth Of The Cool" about the legendary trumpet player/composer Miles Dewey Davis III will be screened at the 2019 Full Frame Film Festival, in early April in downtown Durham, North Carolina. The highly-anticipated film, directed by the acclaimed documentarian Stanley Nelson, will be a welcomed artistic work after the 2015 movie "Miles Ahead" starring Don Cheadle, a sad, childish, intellectually-embarrassing "Hollyweird' production that had most of Miles's fans laughing, scratching their heads in confusion, and walking out of theaters.

Nelson, who is known for producing serious, no-nonsense, thought-provoking African-centered films, like "Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution" and "Freedom Riders," recently premiered the film at Sundance to rave reviews. He was smart enough to include knowledgeable people like writers Stanley Crouch, Farah Griffin and Gerald Early as well as first-hand accounts from musicians who worked with Miles, like Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and James Mtume. The movie, wisely enough, draws on excerpts from Miles' autobiography ("Miles" Touchstone Books, 1989) written along with Quincy Troupe, and uses actor Carl Lumby's to imitate Miles' raspy voice.
One reviewer after seeing it at Sundance wrote that he wished it was "11 or 12 hours long, at a minimum." We do too. This author is reminded of a quote from Miles in which he said: "If you understood everything I said, then you would be me."

For information about the documentary "Miles Davis: The Birth Of Cool" go to: info@fullfarmefest.org.

More Information: http://info@fullframefest.org

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