CFF: Miles Davis - Birth of Cool


Last shown on 18 October 2019

Miles Davis: horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, the very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart. His restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms made him a star. But it also made him incredibly difficult to live with, for the people who loved him most. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn.

The Cambridge Film Festival is presented by the Cambridge Film Trust, a registered charity with a mission to foster film culture and education for the benefit of the public, in Cambridge and the Eastern region but also throughout the UK."

Stanley Nelson
1 hour 55 minutes
Frances Taylor Davis, Herbie Hancock, Juliette Gréco, Stanley Crouch
Documentary, Music

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