KBOO @ The Clinton: Round Midnight

KBOO @ The Clinton: Round Midnight

Showtimes

KBOO and the Clinton Street Theater have formed a partnership to bring you a monthly film series about....well, it could be about radio, or about anyone of the many programs that KBOO airs--politics, labor, human rights, and, of course, lots of music.

A new film every second Thursday of the month, so stayed tuned to the radio and check back on the website, because you never know what might be happening month to month.

Tonight's film is brought to you by Rita Rega/Jazz in the Afternoon.

In conjunction with KBOO's presentation of 'Round Midnight at the Clinton Street Theater, tune in Wednesday afternoon December 11 when KBOO jazz host Rita Rega will talk with bassist Chuck Israels about his experiences as a young American jazz musician in the Paris jazz scene in the 1950s. Israels knows first hand what it was like to play with pianist Bud Powell, the real life inspiration for the film.

That's Wednesday afternoon, December 11, between noon to 2 pm on 90.7 KBOO FM or stream it at kboo.fm.

Round Midnight
Director: 
Bertrand Tavernier
Country: 
USA/France
Year: 
1986
Runtime: 
133 minutes

In 'Round Midnight, real-life jazz legend Dexter Gordon brilliantly portrays the fictional tenor sax player Dale Turner, a musician slowly losing the battle with alcoholism, estranged from his family, and hanging on by a thread in the 1950's New York jazz world. Dale gets an offer to play in Paris, where, like many other black American musicians at the time, he enjoys a respect for his humanity that is not based upon the color of his skin. A Parisian man who is obsessed with Turner's music befriends him and attempts to save Turner from himself. Although for Dale the damage is already done, his poignant relationship with the man and his young daughter re-kindles his spirit and his music as the end draws near.

Special Admission

$7