Chasing Trane

  |  Book Tickets: 21/08/2017
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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The Life of John Coltrane This outstanding documentary explores the life and work of legendary jazz musician John Coltrane, narrated by Denzel Washington. This is the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent, whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform. Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (‘The U.S. vs. John Lennon’ and ‘Who Is Harry Nilsson...?’), the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalogue. Those interviewed include Cornel West, best friend Sonny Rollins, his children and - surprise - saxophonist Bill Clinton. Scheinfeld brings his strong story-telling skills to the creation of a rich, textured and compelling narrative that takes the audience to unexpected places. Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, ‘Chasing Trane’ brings John Coltrane to life as a fully dimensional being, inviting the audience to engage with Coltrane the man, and Coltrane the artist. "Illuminates the spirit of John Coltrane" - Observer "Serves the jazz legend well" - Los Angeles Times "Deep spiritual power" - Rolling Stone USA 2016 John Scheinfeld 104m