February 26, 2011, - February 26, 2011,
(Bertrand Tavernier, US 1986, 131 min., English and French w/subtitles)
In an Oscar®-nominated performance, legendary saxman Dexter Gordon is Dale Turner, an American musician in Paris struggling to stay on the wagon. A young Parisian, blown away by Gordon’s singular sound, decides to help the musician fight his demons, and the two become fast friends. Bertrand Tavernier cast real musicians and recorded the music live with staggering performances by Gordon and bandmates Herbie Hancock (who won an Oscar® for his score), Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Ron Carter, Billy Higgins, and Lonette McKee.
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