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Special Presentations

Two Screenings in partnership with the Barrie Jazz Festival

 

Bill Evans: Time Remembered

Screening: Sunday, June 11, 2017 – 4:00 pm
Location: Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
Admission: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8
Directed by: Bruce Spiegel
Documentary/Biography, NR, 84 minutes (USA)

 

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Eight years in the making, over forty interviews, over 30 archival photographers

“The film Bill Evans, Time Remembered took me 8 years to make. Eight years of tracking down anybody who knew Bill and who played with him, to try and find out as much as I could about the illusive and not easy to understand Bill Evans. I feel very honored to have had the chance to interview and get to know good guys that spent a lot of time with Bill: Billy Taylor, Gene Lees, Tony Bennett, Jack DeJohnette, Jon Hendricks, Jim Hall, Bobby Brookmeyer, Chuck Israels, Paul Motian, Gary Peacock, Joe LaBarbera. It was a once in a life time experience talking to these gifted talented guys about their time in jazz music, about their “Time Remembered“ with Bill Evans.” – Bruce Spiegel

 


I Called Him Morgan

Screening: Sunday, June 11, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Location: Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
Admission: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8
Written and Directed by: Kasper Collin
With: Lee Morgan, Helen Morgan, Wayne Shorter
Biography/Documentary, PG, 89 minutes (USA/Sweden)

 

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“Musicians sometimes paraphrase Debussy, or one another, in saying that music is the silence between the notes. I Called Him Morgan has it all – the notes and the silence, plus the music of spoken language, pitched in rueful tones of recollection.”Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

 

“I Called Him Morgan” works as a jazz documentary as well as a bizarre true crime tale about a mysterious crime of passion. All these years later, many questions remain.” – Adam Graham, Detroit News

 

On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts those who knew the Morgans. This documentary by Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin is a love letter to two unique personalities and the music that brought them together. A film about love, jazz and America with cinematography by Bradford Young.

Awards:

Nominated, Best Music Supervision for a Documentary, Guild of Music Supervisors Awards, 2017
Won, Best Local Feature/Nominated, Best Documentary, Philadelphia Film Festival, 2016
Nominated, Best Documentary, Stockholm Film Festival, 2016


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