Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers "Day of Black Docs" Lineup Includes ‘Be Known’ (About Musician Kahil El’Zabar) + 'The Black Line,' More, On 4/12
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Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers "Day of Black Docs" Lineup Includes ‘Be Known’ (About Musician Kahil El’Zabar) + 'The Black Line,' More, On 4/12

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Filmmaker and

screenwriter Dwayne Johnson-Cochran’s new and acclaimed documentary film about avant

garde jazz musician Kahil El’Zabar, titled Be Known, will be screened at the 8th annual Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers

West, which takes place at the American Film Institute facilities in Los Angeles on Saturday April 12th.

Showing along

with Roger Ross Williams’ God Loves

Uganda and D. Channsin Berry’s The

Black Line (Profile of the

African-American Woman), Be Known is a warts and all exploration of

the life and career of a truly original artist who has been modern jazz’s kept secret” for decades.

Unique and

totally someone who moves to the beat of different drummer, El’Zabar is world

renowned as a true innovator, a teacher and one of the truly original voices

and presences in jazz music, and has been for decades.

And as I have

said before about the film, it is not only a riveting portrait

chronicling the day-by-day, gig–to-gig struggle and harried life of a working musician,

it’s also a portrait of the sometimes comic and sometimes downright insulting

indignities that comes with the job. But the film also

reveals the perspective of a very complicated person – a teacher and a rascal,

a brilliant charismatic musician who is deeply flawed and yet strangely

fascinating at the same time.

There will be

also a Q and A panel with the all the filmmakers, which will be moderated by

film producer Stephanie Allain.

The event

will take place at the Mark Goodson

Theater at the American Film Institute

located in 2021 Western Ave in L.A. 

For more info go HERE.

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