Running time 1h 25m | Directed by Sophie Huber | Switzerland | Documentary, music

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Tuesday, July 16
Intro and meet & greet with Don Was

6:30 p.m.

 

Friday, July 19
7:00 | 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, July 20
7:00 | 8:45

Sunday, July 21
5:00 | 7:00

Monday, July 22
6:30 | 8:45

Tuesday, July 23
7:00 | 8:45

Wednesday, July 24
No Screenings

Thursday, July 25
7:00 | 8:45

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Special Screening — Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. — Screening + intro with Blue Note Records president Don Was

One of the most important record labels in the history of jazz — and, by extension, that of American music — Blue Note Records has been home to groundbreaking artists such as Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Art Blakey, as well as present- day luminaries like Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire and Norah Jones.

Founded in New York in 1939 by German Jewish refugees Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, the history of Blue Note Records goes beyond the landmark recordings, encompassing the pursuit of musical freedom, the conflict between art and commerce and the idea of music as a transformative and revolutionary force.

Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes is a revelatory journey behind the scenes of the iconic label. Through rare archival footage, conversations with the artists and current recording sessions, where legends Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter come together with next-generation musicians, the film reveals a powerful mission, offers an intimate window into the creative process and illuminates the vital connections between jazz and hip hop. (c) Eagle Rock

New York Times Critcs Pick

Sophie Huber’s consistently fascinating documentary about Blue Note Records leaves you wishing only one thing: it should have been longer.
Frank Scheck | Hollywood Reporter | Full review

The endless dialogue between music and culture is Huber’s prevailing theme, and it helps lift Blue Note: Beyond the Notes above an exercise in image-burnishing for the label.
Nate Chinen | NPR | Full review