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Woodstock Vermont Film Series - Miles Davis: Birth Of Cool @Billings Farm Late Show

  • Billings Farm & Museum 69 Old River Road Woodstock, VT, 05091 United States (map)

A visionary, innovator, and originator who defied categorization and embodied the word cool: a foray into the life and career of musical and cultural icon Miles Davis.

“The story of Miles Davis – who he was as a man and artist – has often been told as the tale of a drug-addled genius,” said filmmaker Stanley Nelson. “You rarely see a portrait of a man that worked hard at honing his craft, a man who deeply studied all forms of music, from Baroque to classical Indian. An elegant man who could render ballads with such tenderness yet hold rage in his heart from the racism he faced  throughout his life.”

Featuring interviews with Carlos Santana, Clive Davis, Quincy Jones, Wayne Shorter and Ron Carter.

“Rich, probing, mournful, romantic, triumphant, tragic, exhilarating, and blisteringly honest. Sharply edited interviews and stunning archival reach fills in nuances of the man that feel fresh and new. That’s what first-rate classical documentary filmmaking does.” – Variety

 

Order tickets: 802-457-2355 or online.