• I Called Him Morgan

    Directed by Kasper Collin
    Sweden/U.S. | 91 minutes | True Stories

  • I Called Him Morgan

    Directed by Kasper Collin
    Sweden/U.S. | 91 minutes | True Stories

  • I Called Him Morgan

    Directed by Kasper Collin
    Sweden/U.S. | 91 minutes | True Stories

Built around a recently recovered interview with Helen More, widow of jazz legend Lee Morgan (The Sidewinder), this is not just an evocative music film but a sucker punch of a crime story, related with palpable love and respect.

film synopsis

At the heart of Kasper Collin's poignant and evocative documentary is the only interview with Helen More, widow of the jazz trumpet legend Lee Morgan (The Sidewinder), recorded many years after his shocking, premature death.

Helen had been Lee's savior and redeemer when his heroin addiction put him on the street in the 1960s. To that point he'd been riding high, a teenage protégé of Dizzy Gillespie, who played with Miles Davis, Art Blakey and Herbie Hancock. More has her own story too, and they converged in a beautiful love affair-at least for a while.

You don't have to be a jazz fan to appreciate the multiple, tragic ironies that makes this film such a sucker punch of a crime story, but by the end you will probably find yourself seeking out some more Lee Morgan sounds. Interviews with Wayne Shorter, Paul West and Jymie Merritt complete the picture.

Schedule

January 12, 2017 8:30 PM Palm Canyon Theatre Tickets not available
January 14, 2017 1:00 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
January 15, 2017 4:30 PM Palm Canyon Theatre Tickets not available

film details

Country: Sweden/U.S.
Year: 2016
Running Time: 91 minutes
Language: English
Awards: Sharon Pinkenson Award, Philadelphia
Director: Kasper Collin
Producers: Kasper Collin
Principal Cast: Wayne Shorter, Paul West, Jymie Merritt, Billy Harper, Albert Heath
Cinematographers: Bradford Young, Erik Vallsten
Editor: Hanna Lejonqvist, Eva Hillström, Dino Jonsäter
Screenwriter: Kasper Collin
US Distributor: Submarine
Website: http://icalledhimmorgan.com

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