April 19-29, 2018

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary 10/10 & 10/26

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary 10/10 & 10/26

| By Kristi Marion

FREE SCREENINGS:

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 7:30 PM
Salem College
Huber Theatre at the Student Activities Center
601 S. Church St
Winston-Salem, NC
Panel Discussion to follow screening

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7:00 PM
High Point Arts Council
Centennial Station Arts Center
121 S Centennial St
High Point, NC
Panel Discussion to follow screening

**these screenings are both first-come/first-served free events, no tickets required!

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary is about an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This portrait of a remarkable jazz artist reveals the critical events, passions, experiences and challenges that shaped the life of John Coltrane and his revolutionary sounds.

It is a story of demons and darkness, of persistence and redemption and, above all else, it is the journey of a spiritual warrior who found himself, found God and, in the process, created an extraordinary body of work that transcends all barriers of race, religion, age and geography. It is a film for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform.

The beauty, poignancy, energy, pain, joy and inspiration heard in nearly 50 Coltrane recordings from throughout his career brings alive the artist and the times in which he lived. Although Coltrane never did any television interviews (and only a handful for radio) during his lifetime, he is an active and vibrant presence in the film through thoughts he expressed during print interviews. These words — spoken by Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington — illuminate what John Coltrane may have been thinking or feeling at critical moments throughout his life and career.

Written and directed by John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson…?) the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and with the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalog.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.