Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 24th at 7:15p for Miles Ahead at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Look for Howard wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Inspired by events in Miles Daviss life, this is a wildly entertaining, impressionistic, no-holds-barred portrait of one of twentieth-century musics creative geniuses.
Holed up in his Manhattan apartment, wracked with pain from a variety of ailments, sweating for the next check from his record company, and dodging sycophants and industry executives, Davis is haunted by memories of old glories, humiliations, and of his years with Frances Taylor, his great love.
Academy Awardnominated actor Don Cheadleco-writer, director, and lead actorremarkably captures the musical legend on film through an impressively orchestrated use of images and sounds. Varying cinematic rhythms and beats are used to create a singular and intoxicating viewing experience as Cheadle displays a deep understanding of the man and his music.