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Cinema Garden Party Outdoor Film Series: 'Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary'

Saturday, July 7, 2018

7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.

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"Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary" is a rich and compelling portrait of a remarkable artist that reveals the critical events, passions, experiences, and challenges that shaped the life of John Coltrane and his revolutionary sounds.

Written and directed by John Scheinfeld [The U.S. vs. John Lennon; Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)], and produced with the support of the Coltrane family and the record labels that collectively manage the Coltrane catalog, Chasing Trane features never-before-seen Coltrane family home movies, footage of Coltrane and his band in the studio (discovered in a California garage during production of the film), along with hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and rare television appearances from around the world.

The words of John Coltrane are spoken by superstar actor Denzel Washington, and his story is told by the musicians who worked with him (Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Reggie Workman), musicians inspired by his fearless artistry and creative vision (Common, The Doors' John Densmore, Wynton Marsalis, Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Kamasi Washington), Coltrane's children and biographers, and well-known admirers including President Bill Clinton and Dr. Cornel West.

This uplifting film reveals the critical events, passions, experience, and challenges that shaped Coltrane's life and his revolutionary sounds. It is a story of demons and darkness, of persistence and redemption. Above all, it is the incredible spiritual journey of a man who found himself and, in the process, created an extraordinary, iconic body of work that transcends all barriers of geography, race, religion and age.

For information on this event, please contact Kara Zimmerman at (347) 683-5991 or by email at


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