April 4: Special Screening of “In My Mind” at the National Gallery of Art

Jazz pianist Jason Moran, from In My Mind

Jazz pianist Jason Moran, from In My Mind

On April 4, a special screening at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., of a film from CDS will be presented in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Called “a masterpiece of music documentary craft” by Slant magazine, In My Mind (2010) documents jazz musician Jason Moran and The Big Bandwagon’s original interpretation of a legendary 1959 performance by Thelonious Monk. In My Mind was written and directed by filmmaker and CDS instructor Gary Hawkins and filmed as part of his Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking Course, with students participating in the shooting. The project grew out of Moran’s residency at Duke and CDS’s Jazz Loft Project. Hawkins, In My Mind producer Emily LaDue, and Moran will introduce the film. Prior to the screening, on March 28, Moran and his band will perform the multimedia Monk tribute at the Kennedy Center.

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