On three weekends in June, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents the fourth edition of Jazz on Film. Organized by returning guest curator Peter Lucas, this year’s Jazz on Film series includes two films directed by John Cassavetes including the rarely screened “Too Late Blues.” Also screening is “The Amazing Nina Simone,” examining the life and music of one of America’s most overlooked musical geniuses and her quest to navigate through the worlds of classical, jazz, and pop music.
On Friday, June 17th, we will screen “The Case of the Three-Sided Dream,” a film directed by Adam Kahan. This film is about jazz visionary, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, who was not only an otherworldly performer, but he was also a tireless warrior against racial injustice and a campaigner for a wider appreciation of jazz, which he termed Black Classical Music. Blinded at young age, he saw the world through sound, and reimagined it through dreams. Electrifying archival performance footage, inspired animated sequences, and intimate interviews celebrate Kirk’s persistence in the face of adversity, and his legacy of musical innovation.
In attendance will be Dorthaan Kirk and Rory Kirk, family members of multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
Jazz fans will not want to miss out on this phenomenal screening!
At Riverwalk Apartments in Houston, Texas, it is clear that we have it all, but we still feel obliged to inform you of all the events our community has scheduled. Please feel free to join in all of the fun at this event!
Friday, June 17, 2016—7:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas 77005