The Pleasures of Being Out of Step

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step

Streaming Video - 2015
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Nat Hentoff is one of the enduring voices of the last 65 years, a writer who championed jazz as an art form and was present at the creation of &́#x80;˜alternative&́#x80;™ journalism in America. This unique documentary wraps the themes of liberty, identity and free expression around a historical narrative that stretches from the Great Depression to the Patriot Act. At the core of the film are three extraordinary, intimate conversations with Hentoff, plus additional interviews with such luminaries as Amiri Baraka, Stanley Crouch, Floyd Abrams, Aryeh Neier and Dan Morgenstern. Interwoven through it all is the sublime music of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and Bob Dylan, along with never-before-seen photographs and archival footage of these artists and other cultural figures at the height of their powers. "This succinct documentary sticks smoothly to its beat. Thoughtfully edited, it also pays tribute to a faded era of alternative journalism and to a model for cultural bonds across racial lines." - The New York Times. "A brisk and engaging film...soaking a bit in the music of Mingus and Miles, it is a fine and lively pr©♭cis, a celebration of a life well lived - and spectacularly written." - The Village Voice. "Sharp-looking and enjoyable!" - The Hollywood Reporter.
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file, 86 min.)
video file,MPEG-4,Flash


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