Ornette: Made in America

  • Shirley Clarke /
  • United States of America /
  • 1985 /
  • 85 mins

A free jazz legend meets a filmmaking pioneer.

Clarke’s final feature is an innovative study of jazz legend Ornette Coleman. Both Clarke and Coleman are acknowledged as true originals in their respective fields, and here their creative talents collide and merge. As testament to the artistic gifts of both, Ornette: Made in America is a vital document. As Clarke bravely captures the spirit of Coleman’s music and translates it into striking visual style, she opens the door to a new understanding of this fascinating musician and his imaginative work.

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