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Milford Graves Full Mantis

When: Fri., July 27, 9 p.m. 2018
Price: $11
In making a documentary portrait of a genius like percussionist Milford Graves, a giant of experimental free jazz, filmmaker Jake Meginsky couldn’t very well go the usual stodgy talking heads route. Instead he matches interviews with Graves, a charismatic polymath and tireless worker residing in Queens and still bubbling over at seventy-six with disparate enthusiasms including Chinese medicine, martial arts, and biorhythm-based beats, to an appropriately idiosyncratic editing cadence which includes some truly astonishing archival footage. A rare music doc that lays down its own unpredictable beat.


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