Oct. 11th | Free Preview Screening of Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary at U-M Dearborn

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University of Michigan – Dearborn Film Series

The Journalism and Screen Studies (JASS) and African & African American Studies (AAAS) at University of Michigan – Dearborn announce in partnership with Detroit Public TV and Independent Lens five important films, including documentaries on the lives and works of John Coltrane and James Baldwin.  All films are free and open to the public.

The first one is Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary    

October 11, 7 p.m. in Kochoff Hall
Kochoff Hall
University Center
Film Screening Followed by a Panel Discussion and Reception
Event is Free, but RSVP Requested: tkiska@umich.edu

Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist.

Other films in the series are: 

I Am Not Your Negro / By Raoul Peck
“Best Documentary Feature” nominee at the 2017 Academy Awards, film uses James Baldwin's unfinished book "Remember This House" to tell the story of race in America.
·  Screening Window: Nov. 1, 2017 - Jan. 14, 2018 
·  Broadcast Premiere: Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities / By Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams
Explore the pivotal role of historically black colleges and universities on our national identity
·  Screening Window: Jan. 15 - Feb. 18, 2018 
·  Broadcast Premiere: Monday, Feb. 19, 2018

Dolores / By Peter Bratt
Meet the indomitable Dolores Huerta, who has tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice.  
·  Screening Window: Feb. 27 - March 26, 2018 
·  Broadcast Premiere: Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky / By Laura Dunn
A cinematic portrait of farmer and writer Wendell Berry. Through his eyes, we see both the changing landscapes of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture and the redemptive beauty in taking the unworn path.
·  Screening Window: March 26 - April 22, 2018.

For more information about the screening events at University of Michigan, please contact Tim Kiska at tkiska@umich.edu

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