Black Harvest Film Festival: THE CRY OF JAZZ


THEATER 1 Fri, Nov 10, 2023 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1959
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Edward O. Bland


In an immersive screening experience Chicago-based composer Angel Bat Dawid excavate Edward O. Bland’s 1959 archival treasure THE CRY OF JAZZ. Connecting jazz to Black history, witness performances by luminaries like Sun Ra, John Gilmore, and Julian Priester, and a mesmerizing dance between rehearsed and improvised jazz. This visionary film, a harbinger of the early Black Power movement, penetrates the soul of an era. Includes a live performance and conversation with Angel Bat Dawid.