Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Thursday, May 18
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1hr 39mins // directed by:John Scheinfeld // featuring:Denzel Washington, Common, Bill Clinton // Assisted Listening

Chasing Trane is the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform.

Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John LennonWho Is Harry Nilsson…?) Chasing Trane uses his strong story-telling skills to the creation of a rich, textured, and compelling narrative that takes the audience to unexpected places. Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane brings John Coltrane to life as a fully dimensional being, inviting the audience to engage with Coltrane the man, Coltrane the artist.

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"Some films are also concerts, and if you enjoy music as much as a great documentary, you are going to be thrilled by 'Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary.’ A meticulously researched and lovingly made portrait of one of the giants of 20th-century American music, the film, in which the words of John Coltrane, culled from liner notes and interviews, are spoken by Denzel Washington, is a triumph." — James Verniere, The Boston Herald


"Director John Scheinfeld's doc is a comprehensive, engrossing and, it’s tempting to say, worshipful account of the life of the music titan." — Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter