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Ornette: Made in America

(Q&A with Wendy Clarke, Dennis Doros and Larry Kardish)

Fri, Feb 5 / 7 pm

Ornette: Made in America

(Shirley Clarke, 1985, USA)
85mins, 35mm Projection

Diverting a traditional biopic structure, Shirley Clarke’s last complete feature film parallels iconic free jazz musician Ornette Coleman’s musical style—unfettered, rhythmic, and polychromatic. Ornette: Made in America merges documentary footage, music video-style clips, reenactments and performances. William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Buckminster Fuller, Don Cherry, Yoko Ono, Charlie Haden, Robert Palmer, Jayne Cortez and John Rockwell all contributed to the film.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with video artist Wendy Clarke, founder of Milestone Films Dennis Doros and renowned film curator Larry Kardish.

Shirley Clarke’s shorts, “In Paris Parks” and “Butterfly” precede the feature.

Restored print courtesy of Milestone Films.

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