“Directed by the gifted Stanley Nelson…it’s a tantalizing portrait: rich, probing, mournful, romantic, triumphant, tragic, exhilarating, and blisteringly honest.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety
A visionary, innovator, and originator who defied categorization and embodied the word cool: Miles Davis was a singular force of nature. Acclaimed director Stanley Nelson (The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution)delivers an incisive foray into the life and career of musical and cultural icon, highlighting his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. This incisive documentary features archival photos and home movies shot by Davis and his colleagues, his manuscripts and original paintings, to explore the man behind the music. Featuring interviews with some of the most well-known musicians on the planet, including Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Carlos Santana, The Roots, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers; the film illustrates a man of intensity and devotion to his craft. Despite the indignities of America during the time of segregation, nothing was going to stop Davis from realizing his dream: to create a new form of musical expression. Director: Stanley Nelson (US 2019) 115 min.
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