Opens on March 3
Director: Bertrand Tavernier Run Time: 131 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1986
Starring: Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet, Herbie Hancock
Presented by Cambridge Arts, Cambridge Jazz Foundation, Brattle Film Foundation, and the Dexter Gordon Centennial Project
Introduced by Maxine Gordon author of Sophisticated Giant, The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon
Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that sparks a final burst of genius.
“A lovingly gentle yet vibrant tribute to jazz, friendship and film itself, made by a director of consummate taste and precise imagination.” – Washington Post