Oct 1, 2020
In collaboration with Jazz Winnipeg, the Cinematheque presents a series of award winning jazz music docs featuring the newly restored gospel masterpiece Say Amen Somebody, unseen for 30 years followed by a zoom conversation with the director George Nierenberg; an extremely rare archival copy of Elizabeth McCormack’s Back in the Day – the story of the pioneering Halifax music club The Arrows Club, which rose to significance in the 1960’s as one of the first and most popular Black owned nightclubs in Halifax and a portrait of Canadian jazz guitar legend Nelson Symonds; a new 4k restoration of a film widely regarded as the best jazz film ever made – Jazz on a Summer’s Day featuring intimate performances by legends like Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Anita O’Day and Chuck Berry; finally, director Brigitte Berman will do a zoom conversation following a screening of her brilliant Academy award winning documentary Artie Shaw: Time Is All You’ve Got.
In Theatre Screenings:
Jazz on a Summer’s Day – Plays Oct 8 – 14
Artie Shaw: Time is All You’ve Got – Plays Oct 15 & 18
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami – Plays Oct 16 – 24
Back in the Day: The Legendary Arrows Club – Plays Oct 25
Say Amen, Somebody – Plays Oct 28 – 31
Cinematheque at Home Films:
Jazz on a Summer’s Day – Available to rent Oct 22 – Nov 19
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami – Available to rent Oct 29 – Nov 26
Say Amen, Somebody – Available to rent Nov 4 – 24
Presented in partnership with TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival.