True to the spirit of its subject, Shirley Clarke’s celebrated 1985 portrait of Ornette Coleman defies traditional documentary formats. Complementing documentary footage of the musician’s triumphant return to his home city of Fort Worth, Texas, the film includes reconstructed dramatic scenes and early music videos that highlight Ornette’s pioneering originality and the soft-spoken confidence that endeared him to those who knew him personally. William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Buckminster Fuller, Don Cherry, Yoko Ono, Charlie Haden, Robert Palmer, Jayne Cortez, and John Rockwell are all featured in this kaleidoscopic portrait of an American genius.

“A movie that captures the rhythms, images, and myths of the America that gave birth to Ornette Coleman…whose radical free music shattered the conventions of modern jazz.”
San Francisco Chronicle

Ornette: Made in America (1985)

Documentary film by Shirley Clarke

Ornette Coleman: Tomorrow is the Question

Wednesday, July 12 Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Add to Calendar America/New_York Ornette: Made in America (1985) Lincoln Center Festival - Acclaimed filmmaker Shirley Clarke’s fascinating portrait of Ornette’s pioneering originality. Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023 Lincoln Center - Lincoln Center Festival false MM/DD/YYYY aho3e0k00zv7rk56sm4e178

Running Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes, with no intermission