Film

The Cry of Jazz + American Revolution 2

 
 
Thu, Aug 22, 2013
  • 9:30PM
 
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 110min
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $8
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $9 (29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
 
 
 
 
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Two radical documentaries explore various aspects of racial unrest.

 
The Cry of Jazz (1959)
Directed by Edward Bland
RUN TIME: 34min
FORMAT: 35mm 

A harbinger of the racial unrest that would engulf Chicago, The Cry of Jazz pairs performances by musician like Sun Ra and John Gilmore with interviews with artists and intellectuals who speak on appreciating, creating, and understanding jazz. The film was so controversial when it came out that Ralph Ellison denounced it as being offensive and Bland said he was dubbed a “madman... black racist.” The discussion after its premiere in New York was so heated that the police needed to be called.

 
American Revolution 2 (1969)
Directed by Howard Alk
RUN TIME: 76min
FORMAT: DCP 

A documentary by Chicago’s legendary Film Group about the unlikely alliance of the Black Panthers and a white group called the Young Patriots in the aftermath of the 1968 Chicago Riots.

 
 
 
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