Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

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Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Part of the One Take Documentary Series series.




Not Rated

About the Film:

There will be a post-screening conversation between Derrick Lucas of Jazz 90.1 and writer/film critic/jazz enthusiast Jack Garner following the June 13 show!

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary is a thought-provoking, uplifting,  powerful  and passionate film about an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world.  

This  rich,  textured  and  compelling  portrait  of  a  remarkable  artist  reveals  the  critical  events,  passions, experiences and challenges that shaped the life of John Coltrane and his revolutionary sounds. It is a story ofdemons  and  darkness,  of  persistence  and  redemption.  But,  above  all  else,  it  is  the  incredible  journey  of a spiritual  warrior  who  found  himself,  found  God, and  in the  process,  created  an  extraordinary  body  of  work that  transcends all  barriers  of  race,  religion,  age  and  geography. It  is a  film  for anyone  who  appreciates  the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform.

The  beauty,  poignancy,  energy,  pain,  joy  and  inspiration  heard  in  nearly  50  Coltrane  recordings  from throughout  his  career  brings  alive  the  artist  and  the  times  in  which  he  lived.  Even  those  familiar  with  his music will be able to hear and appreciate the music of John Coltrane in a new and exciting way.

Although  Coltrane  never  participated  in  any  television  interviews  (and  only  a  handful  for  radio)  during  his lifetime, he has an active and vibrant presence in the film through his print interviews. These words -- spoken by  Academy  Award winner  Denzel  Washington –  illuminate  what  John  Coltrane  was  thinking  and  feeling  at critical moments throughout his life and career.