Northwest Film Forum: Ornette: Made in America, 7pm & VOD
October 23 @ 7:00 pmNovember 7 @ 11:30 pm
Ornette Coleman photo by J P Roche
Saturday, October 23
In-person film presentation, 7:00pm* PDT
Video-On-Demand, Oct 13 – Nov 7
Northwest Film Forum
Co-presentation with Earshot Jazz and Northwest Film Forum
Shirley Clarke’s 1985 music documentary Ornette: Made in America explores the cultural and historical landscape of America through the eyes of Ornette Coleman, the iconic multi-instrumentalist known for challenging the narrative of jazz throughout his career. While the film captures his evolution over 30 years, it is not a biopic of the larger than life artist but rather emulates the freeform style he was known for by combining performance excerpts, interviews, music videos and reenactments of his childhood.
Clarke was one of the most notable modern American filmmakers not only in her time, but to this day. Among a full career of deeply provocative films, Clarke is recognized for three feature films she produced in the ‘60s: The Connection (1961), The Cool World (1964), and The Portrait of Jason (1967).
COVID-19 Health and Safety: NWFF patrons will be required to wear face coverings while in the building. To be admitted, patrons ages 12+ will also be required to present EITHER proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative result from a COVID-19 test administered within the last 48 hours by an official testing facility.
NWFF is adapting to evolving recommendations to protect the public from COVID-19. Read more about their policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations here.
*This film will also be shown in-person, on Saturday October 23, at 4:00pm PDT.