MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL (Encounters Film Festival or Encounters South African international Documentary Film Festival, Cape Town and Johannesburg South Africa 2019)

Ben Meyers’ Rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì 

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool—Miles Davis, the iconic jazz trumpeter—presents an uncommon story from his early age to his mid 60s and a resurrection of a failed career in the 1980s. Honest story and a good watch for Miles Davis fans. 

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The documentary is about Miles Davis, his times, his life, and his music.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Stanley Nelson Jr. for directing effort. Thank you to Stanley Nelson Jr. and Nicole London for making the film possible. Cast includes: Carl Lumbly, Miles Davis, Reginald Petty, Quincy Troupe, Farah Griffin, Lee Annie Bonner, Ashley Kahn, Benjamin Cawthra, and Billy Eckstine. 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. This is a good documentary for the adult audience, educational, and a great watch. 

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