Ornette: Made in America


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Ornette: Made in America

  • 1985
  • Directed By: Shirley Clarke
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 85 Minutes
  1. Friday, November 2, 2012 6:30 p.m.
Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Dennis Doros will not be able to travel to Indiana for this event. The Cinema will reschedule to a date in the spring of 2013 to present this lecture along with a screening of the newly restored Shirley Clarke film, Portrait of Jason.

Ornette: Made in Americaexplores the rhythms, images and myths of America seen through the eyes of an artist’s ever-expanding imagination and experience. The film focuses on the struggles and triumphs of Ornette Coleman’s life as well as the inspired intelligence that spawned his creativity. Documentary footage chronicles his boyhood in segregated Texas through his emergence as an American cultural pioneer and icon. Contributors to the film include William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Buckminster Fuller, Don Cherry, Yoko Ono, Charlie Haden, Robert Palmer, Jayne Cortez and John Rockwell. (35mm presentation)

The Shirley Clarke series is sponsored by Department of Communication and Culture, Black Film Center/Archive, Indiana University Film and Media Studies, and IU Cinema. Special thanks to professors Joan Hawkins and Michael Martin.

Ornette: Made in Americais being supported by Landlocked Music as a promotional partner.