- THE COOL WORLD
- 1:00 4:50
- SWEET LOVE, BITTER
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(1963, Shirley Clarke) Teenaged Hampton Clanton has big ambitions: to get a gun and take over Harlem gang The Royal Pythons. From Warren Miller’s novel, with Mal Waldron jazz score featuring Dizzy Gillespie. Approx. 104 min. 35mm.
SUN 1:00, 4:50, 8:40 MON 1:00, 4:50
"Shirley Clarke's vibrant, unflinching, streetwise drama is a masterwork of cinéma-vérité composition. The images endow the characters' reckless energies with a burnished, sculptural grandeur and embrace street life with a keenly attentive, unsentimental avidity."
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker
(1966, Herbert Danska) Vérité predecessor to Bird, as down-and-out prof Don Murray befriends legendary comic Dick Gregory’s “Eagle,” a drugged-out sax player based on Charlie Parker. With Mal Waldron score featuring Chick Corea. Approx. 92 min. 16mm.
SUN 3:00, 6:50 MON 3:00
"A rarely seen predecessor of 'Round Midnight and Bird has a lot going for it: a strong score by pianist Mal Waldron (with alto sax great Charles McPherson dubbing actor Dick Gregory's solos), black-and-white cinematography that evokes the gritty New York club scene of the late '50s, and an authentic and often moving performance by Gregory as the fictional saxophonist Richie ''Eagle'' Stokes."
– Entertainment Weekly