Miles Davis is not only one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, he was also a live performer without peer, an international rock star, a cultural icon, a drug addict and a wife beater. In BIRTH OF THE COOL, Stanley Nelson unites the many facets of man and myth to create the definitive film about one of the greatest musical artists of the last century. This is a thorough, nuanced and remarkably satisfying music documentary which is as relevant for dyed in the wool Davis fans as it is for the uninitiated.
The screening Sunday 29 September at 21:00 will be introduced by jazz musician and composer Kjetil Møster (in Norwegian).
Stanley Nelson (USA) Selected filmography: BOSS: THE BLACK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS (2019), RISE UP: THE MOVEMENT THAT CHANGED AMERICA (2018), THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION (2015)