FILM: I Called Him Morgan

Discovered by Dizzy Gillespie and an MVP of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers ensemble, Lee Morgan was a key player in New York’s '60s "hard-bop" scene—a trumpeter with a beautifully supple, expressive sound, a dapper prodigy who had played with John Coltrane by his late teens and gained the admiration of his peers by his early twenties. It was inevitable he’d eventually cross paths with Helen More, a self-proclaimed "sharp" woman whose apartment on 53rd Street was a hospitable hot spot for hungry jazz musicians. 

Discovered by Dizzy Gillespie and an MVP of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers ensemble, Lee Morgan was a key player in New York’s '60s "hard-bop" scene—a trumpeter with a beautifully supple, expressive sound, a dapper prodigy who had played with John Coltrane by his late teens and gained the admiration of his peers by his early twenties. It was inevitable he’d eventually cross paths with Helen More, a self-proclaimed "sharp" woman whose apartment on 53rd Street was a hospitable hot spot for hungry jazz musicians. 

Filmmaker Bio:

Kasper Collin is a Swedish filmmaker and TV veteran whose first feature film, My Name Is Albert Ayler (2006), established him as a keen observer of musicians, true crime, and the creative process. His second feature, I Called Him Morgan, has played the New York Film Festival and won the award for Best Local Film at the Philadelphia Film Festival.

San Francisco

When: April 6 at 6pm at  AND April 11th at 1:30pm at the Roxie Theater

Director Kasper Collins expected in attendance at the April 6 screening.

Berkeley

When: April 7 at 6:30pm at the BAMPFA in Berkeley

Director Kasper Collins expected in attendance.

For more information:  http://www.sffilm.org/festival/lineup/i-called-him-morgan

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