FILMUSIC Festival: I CALLED HIM MORGANUSA | 2017 | 92 min | Not Rated | Documentary, Drama, History, Music
Friday June 23, 2017, 9:00pm
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Kasper Collin Eva Hillström, Dino Jonsäter, Hanna Lejonqvist
Sofie Björklund, Ami Ekström, Emelie Persson
Special introduction by Dave Kish of WMVY radio — All That Jazz Sunday mornings.
On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts those who knew the Morgans. This feature documentary by Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin is a love letter to two unique personalities and the music that brought them together. A film about love, jazz, and America.
"This is not a lurid true-crime tale of jealousy and drug addiction, but a delicate human drama about love, ambition and the glories of music." -AO Scott, New York Times
"A sleek, sorrowful elegy for the prodigiously gifted, tragically slain bop trumpeter Lee Morgan, is as much a visual and textural triumph as it is a gripping feat of reportage." -Guy Lodge, Variety