Switzerland, 2018, 85 min, Dir. Sophie Huber, Not Rated
One of the most important record labels in the history of jazz — and, by extension, that of American music — Blue Note Records has been home to such groundbreaking artists as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Bud Powell, Art Blakey, and Eric Dolphy, as well as present-day luminaries like Ambrose Akinmusire and Norah Jones. Founded in New York in 1939 by Jewish refugees Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff who fled Nazi Germany, Blue Note’s history goes beyond the records, encompassing the struggle of black artists to be heard, the conflict between art and commerce, and the idea of music as a revolutionary force. Through rare footage, session notebooks, and studio recordings by jazz icons, this affectionate documentary is an exhilarating deep dive into jazz’s continuing importance in American cultural conversation.
The best of international and independent cinema returns to Miami when the Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) takes over the city for its 22nd year. The largest Jewish cultural event in Florida, and one of the three largest Jewish film festivals in the world, takes place this year over 13 days from January 10-24.
Tickets to MJFF screenings are available for purchase online or at the Gables Cinema box office.
General Admission – $14.00
Students & Seniors – $13.00 (with valid ID)
Gables Cinema Members & MJFF Members – $11.00