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MINGUS

2:25*

Saturday, January 27

Directed by Thomas Reichman

(1968) Bassist Charles Mingus sings, composes, conducts, recites his own poetry, and gets evicted from his Lower East Side apartment – a painful portrait of the great jazz artist. 16mm print courtesy New York Public Library. Approx. 58 min.

Plus Daybreak Express (1953, D.A. Pennebaker): a ride on the Third Ave. El, to the sounds of Duke Ellington. Digital. Approx. 5 min.; and Bridges Go Round (1968, Shirley Clarke): NYC bridges dance to Teo Macero. DCP. Approx. 8 min.

Reviews

“A very personal, very moving portrait of a man dispossessed.”
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times

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Thomas Reichman’s MINGUS introduced by artist Charles Mingus III, son of the great Jazz bassist Charles Mingus, Jr.

Thomas Reichman’s MINGUS introduced by artist Charles Mingus III, son of the great Jazz bassist Charles Mingus, Jr.
Recorded Saturday, January 27, 2018

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