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Description: Thursday, April 8, 2010
ICONS AMONG US: Jazz In The Present Tense –
Episode One: The Quiet Revolution Film Screening and Discussion
JAZZAlive partners with AFI PROJECT: 20/20 to present a special screening of ICONS AMONG US: Jazz in the Present Tense – Episode One: The Quiet Revolution. An open discussion with ICONS producer John W. Comerford, director and cinematographer Lars Larson, saxophonist and composer Greg Osby and saxophonist and Vandoren artist Bruce Williams follows the screening moderated by jazz journalist, archivist and poet Reuben Jackson. Recital Hall (Bldg. 46-West)
The Quiet Revolution is the first segment in a 4-part series that originally aired on the Documentary Channel in 2009. The ICON filmmakers developed a 90-minute film from this series that was selected for the 2009 AFI FEST and Project: 20/20. The Quiet Revolution explores the contemporary jazz scene through live footage and interviews from musicians such as Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Douglas, Robert Glasper, Jason Moran, Avishai Cohen, Bill Frisell, Matthew Shipp and Greg Osby. The film touches on many sensitive topics and will provide the basis for animated discussion.
AFI PROJECT: 20/20 is an American Film Institute international initiative designed to enhance cultural exchange, understanding, and collaboration through filmmakers and their films from the U.S. and abroad. It is an unprecedented cultural diplomacy effort that is the only international filmmaker exchange supported by all of America’s cultural agencies—National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)— and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.