Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  115 min.
In theatres: September 13, 2019 - Montréal, Toronto

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
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Cast: Miles Davis


Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. Miles was a singular force of nature, the very embodiment of cool. The central theme of Miles Davis' life, and of this film is Davis' restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. This documentary feature explores archival photos and home movies shot by Miles and his colleagues, his manuscripts and Miles' original paintings, to explore the man behind the music. Featuring interviews with some of the most well-known musicians on the planet, including Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Carlos Santana, The Roots, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers; the film explores why Miles continues to be a relevant voice in today's world.

Director: Stanley Nelson
Studio: Abramorama
Producer(s): Nicole London

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  • 5 stars "Great collection of footage of Miles Davis’s life and what inspired his music. Interviews with people who knew and worked with Davis including his wives and children. The sound track is perfectly overlayed with the dialog and the different periods of the timelines."
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