Library of Congress Jazz Film Fridays Continues Tonight

January 17, 2014

The 19th annual Library of Congress jazz film series (aka Jazz Film Fridays) includes such notable moments as: a young Warren Beatty as a comic on the run from the mob with Stan Getz’s sax acting as his alter ego; documentary footage of the late trumpeter/composer/ conductor Lawrence “Butch” Morris; free jazz filmed in D.C.; and an appearance from the recently deceased poet Amiri Baraka.

The four-film series, curated each year by Library of Congress staffer and WPFW DJ Larry Appelbaum, kicked off last week with a screening of the 2012 documentary Arrows Into Infinity, about sax and flute player Charles Lloyd, in the intimate Mary Pickford Theater. Up tonight is the 1965 Arthur Penn directed feature Mickey One, which stars Beatty.


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