Detroit Film Theatre


Concert of Colors: CHASING TRANE

Sunday, July 16, 2017

4:30 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(USA/2017—directed by John Scheinfeld)

The brilliant John Coltrane was an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering talent continues to impact and influence not only musical culture, but also the world at large. Produced with the participation of the Coltrane family and with access to Coltrane’s musical catalog, this exciting new documentary from John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon) is set against the social and political landscape of its time, bringing the man and his music to life while inviting audiences to engage in the artistic process and to marvel once again at the transformative power of music. Featuring Common, Cornel West, Sonny Rollins and McCoy Tyner, with Denzel Washington providing the voice of John Coltrane. (99 min.) Free Admission. Presented in partnership with the 25th Concert of Colors.

“A music titan gets his cinematic due.” –Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter