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Ornette: Made in America

October 26 at 4:00 p.m.
West Building Lecture Hall

Clarke’s final film was a portrait of jazz legend Ornette Colema who, like Clarke, was a formal innovator. Rather than a well-ordered biography, the film mimics Coleman’s unstructured style, shifting timelines and mixing performance footage with interviews and reenactments. Friends, family, and associates including Brion Gysin, Don Cherry, Yoko Ono, Charlie Haden, Robert Palmer, William S. Burroughs, Buckminster Fuller, Ed Blackwell, and Denardo Coleman make appearances. (1985, 77 minutes)

courtesy Milestone Films

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