17th keswick film festival

Round Midnight (15)

133 mins. Bertrand Tavernier. France (1986)

Showing Fri 26 February, 9.00pm

Round Midnight (15)

This production ended on 26/02/2016

Synopsis

The finest Jazz film ever made? Round Midnight is a fictional story but drawn from the real-life experiences of Jazz musicians. Saxophonist Dexter Gordon (nominated for an Oscar for the role) plays Dale Turner, a fading musician who moves to Paris to resurrect his career and find an audience. Befriended by a local music lover, Dale Turners journey takes its toll on them both.

Herbie Hancock supervised the music performances, ensuring that extra blend of authenticity and star quality.

‘One of the best Jazz films ever made, this succeeds by melding French sensibilities about atmosphere with American sensibilities about the music’ - Film 4

Location: Alhambra

Running Time: 133 mins

Prices £6; Members £5; Students £4