Jul 12

Ornette: Made in America (1985)

Ornette Coleman

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True to the spirit of its subject, Shirley Clarke’s celebrated 1985 portrait of Ornette Coleman defies traditional documentary formats. Complementing documentary footage of the musician’s triumphant return to his home city of Fort Worth, Texas, the film includes reconstructed dramatic scenes and early music videos that highlight Ornette’s pioneering originality and the soft-spoken confidence that endeared him to those who knew him personally. William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Buckminster Fuller, Don Cherry, Yoko Ono, Charlie Haden, Robert Palmer, Jayne Cortez, and John Rockwell are all featured in this kaleidoscopic portrait of an American genius.

 

 

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A movie that captures the rhythms, images, and myths of the America that gave birth to Ornette Coleman…whose radical free music shattered the conventions of modern jazz.

- <em>San Francisco Chronicle</em>

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