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Ornette Coleman: Made in America Screening at Wexner Center

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by Mark Subel on September 24, 2012

The Wexner Center will be showing a jazz related movie “Ornette: Made in America” by Shirley Clarke this Thursday at 8pm. Shirley Clarke was a key figure in the New American Cinema movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Essential for anyone hoping to understand the history of jazz and the fertile creative exchanges that highlighted the 1960s and 1970s, Ornette: Made in America explores the rhythms, images, and myths of America as seen through the eyes of innovative musician Ornette Coleman and his ever-expanding imagination and experience. Defying traditional documentary formats, Clarke’s film captures Coleman’s evolution over three decades, chronicling his boyhood in segregated Texas and his subsequent emergence as an American cultural pioneer and world-class icon. Featuring appearances by William S. Burroughs, Don Cherry, Buckminster Fuller, Brion Gyson, Charlie Haden, and Yoko Ono.

For those who cannot make the Thursday evening screening can catch another screening on Saturday, September 29 at 2 PM. Tickets are $8, $6 for members, seniors and students. More info: http://www.wexarts.org/fv/index.php?eventid=6533

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