Jazz on Film: Old Man Bebo

Tuesday, September 9th, 7:00pm

Jazz on Film: Old Man Bebo

Curated by the National Jazz Museum in Harlem

Carlos Carcas, 2008, 111 min.

In connection with the exhibit Bebo Valdes: His Music. His Cuba. His Legacy, the National Jazz Museum In Harlem Presents a screening of Old Man Bebo, a documentary by Carlos Carcas, featuring Bebo Valdés, Chucho Valdés, the Valdés families, Omara Portuondo, Pío Leyva, Israel López "Cachao," Guillermo Álvarez Guedes, Paquito D'Rivera, Fernando Trueba, Cesar Portillo De La Luz, Ángel Díaz, Leonardo Acosta. Preceded by a brief introduction by Ned Sublette and a brief Q & A after.

Ned Sublette is the author of several books, including "Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo" (Chicago Review Press), and is a musician whose recordings include Kiss You Down South (Postmambo). He is the founder of the Center for Postmambo Studies and co-founder of the public radio program Afropop Worldwide Hip Deep.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYKDdFo-iTA

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The National Jazz Museum in Harlem Presents: Jazz on Film

Tuesday, May 13th, 7:00pm

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem Presents: Jazz on Film

 (Saluting the 2014 Jazz At Lincoln Center Hall of Fame Inductees)

This year, bandleader/arranger Fletcher Henderson, drummer Elvin Jones, guitarist Wes Montgomery and singer Betty Carter have been elected to Jazz At Lincoln Center's Hall of Fame. Join us for an evening of film celebrating their unwise artistry - it's one thing to listen to their recordings, and another to see it!

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Visible Man: Ellison on Film with Paul Devlin



Tuesday, March 11th, 7:00pm

The National Jazz Museum Presents Jazz on Film

Visible Man: Ellison on Film with Paul Devlin

In Honor of the Centennial of Ralph Ellison's Birth

(March 1, 1914-April 16, 1994)

Paul Devlin will host a screening and discussion of Ralph Ellison’s most important appearance on film in which he discusses and reads from his work, along with filmed discussions of Ellison’s friends discussing his life and work, and film adaptations of his work. This evening will be a rare opportunity to see the outstanding and seldom-viewed 1999 film adaption of Ellison’s story “King of the Bingo Game.” Paul will also discuss the important role of movie-making in Ellison’s fiction. Paul may also play and discuss rare audio of Ellison reading from his work.

Paul Devlin is a literary and cultural critic whose work has appeared in Slate, The Root, The Daily Beast, the San Francisco Chronicle, Capital New York, the New York Times Book Review and other publications. He is the editor of Rifftide: The Life and Opinions of Papa Jo Jones as told to Albert Murray (University of Minnesota Press, 2011), which was a finalist for the Jazz Journalists Association book award in 2012. He teaches at St. John’s University and is a Ph.D. Candidate at Stony Brook University. Paul has hosted programs and discussions at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and D.C. Moore Gallery. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the Jazz Journalists Association.


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The National Jazz Museum Presents: Jazz on Film

Tuesday, January 14th, 7:00pm
The National Jazz Museum Presents: Jazz on Film
A Cutting Session: Rhythm in Film with Emily Hubley

At the root of cinema is the art of editing; the assemblage of footage in time, which by definition creates its own rhythm.  As part of our regular collaboration with the Maysles Cinema, we are proud to present filmmaker Emily Hubley, who has been making animated shorts since 1980. Ms. Hubley worked closely with her parents, pioneer animators Faith and John Hubley, and their classic works utilized music created specifically for the films by Quincy Jones, Benny Carter and Dizzy Gillespie. Ms. Hubley’s feature film, The Toe Tactic had its theatrical premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in January 2009 and was released on DVD by Kino International in the fall. Hubley’s films are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her feature, The Toe Tactic was developed at the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters’ and Filmmakers’ Labs. In 2001, Hubley’s animated segments for Hedwig and The Angry Inch brought her international acclaim. Please join us for an inside look on the intersections of rhythm, jazz and cinema.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4LYmGlfYww

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