Added by on 2014-10-06

The-Cry-Of-Jazz

Documentary/Music / Short  (1959)  34 minutes ~ Color

Edward O. Blands polemical essay on the politics of music and race filmed in Chicago and finished in 1959. It is a landmark moment in black film, forseeing the civil unrest of subsequent decades. Also featured is the only known footage of of visionary pianist Sun Ra.

Director:  Edward Bland

Writers:  Edward Bland, Nelam Hill, Mark Kennedy, Eugene Titus

Stars:  George Waller, Dorothea Horton, Linda Dillon