Bird + Live Music from Swing Bridge15

Bird + Live Music from Swing Bridge

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  • Fri 30 Sep
  • 154 minutes
  • Director: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Forest Whitaker

Synopsis

Please note that this screening is followed by a live performance in our cafe/bar from local Jazz trio Swing Bridge.


Director Clint Eastwood, a noted jazz aficionado, directs this heartfelt study of pioneering bop saxophonist Charlie Parker (Forest Whitaker).


Moving forward and backward through Parker's brief life before his death of a heroin overdose at age 34, the film foregrounds the saxophonist's difficult relationship with his wife, Chan Parker (Diane Venora), but also features lengthy scenes of Parker improvising on stage, lit with the neon and cigarette smoke of vintage jazz clubs.