Ornette: Made in America

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DVD Features:

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 18 minutes
  • Released: November 11, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1985
  • Label: Milestone Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Note: Shirley loves Felix
    • The link revisited: an interview with Denardo Coleman
    • A video interview with Shirley Clarke
    • A radio interview with Shirley Clarke
    • SDH subtitles
    • Ornette trailer
    • Booklet with memories from producer Kathelin Hoffman Gray
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 19


User Ratings: 98
A funky tribute to the great saxophonist. Full Review
Village Voice
Mar 27, 2012
Rating: 3/5 -- Ornette: Made In America is an unusual hybrid of straight documentary and art film. Full Review
The Dissolve
Nov 10, 2014
Shirley Clarke's 1985 documentary about the seminal jazz innovator Ornette Coleman joins an impressionistic portrait of the musician with an informative overview of his life, work, and ideas. Full Review
New Yorker
Apr 6, 2015
Rating: B -- An ambitious offbeat documentary about the elusive Texas avant-garde jazz saxophonist and innovator Ornette Coleman. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Nov 15, 2014
Though Ornette: Made in America is hardly a straight-up biographical doc ... it's the place to go to unlock some of the most precious secrets of Ornette. Full Review
Village Voice
Jul 14, 2015
An intricately knit series of riffs on free jazz giant Ornette Coleman, one of the greatest living artists twentieth-century modernism produced. Full Review
Aug 4, 2015
A match made in heaven between avant-garde jazz and avant-garde cinema. Full Review
Dec 2, 2014

Product Description:

This feature-length documentary is devoted to the life and art of famed jazz musician Ornette Coleman. Saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist--you name the musical instrument, and supreme stylist Coleman will make magic with it. At the time this film was made, Coleman had not turned out an album in years, though he was still active on the concert circuit. Filmmaker Shirley Clarke focuses on Coleman's appearance with the symphony orchestra in his home town of Fort Worth, Texas. Also featured are extensive interview sequences, and clips from such earlier short subjects as Dick Fontaine's THE ORNETTE COLEMAN TRIO, featuring such major talents as Charley Haden, Don Cherry, and Darnel Coleman, Ornette's son. Completed in 1985, ORNETTE MADE IN AMERICA was released on a general basis two years later.


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