I Called Him Morgan

Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Apr 7, 2017 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Apr 8, 2017 1:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Apr 8, 2017 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Apr 9, 2017 3:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Apr 10, 2017 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Apr 11, 2017 8:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Apr 12, 2017 8:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:92 min
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Kasper Collin
Country Listing:USA
Copyright:2016
Rating:PG

Description

Recruited by Dizzy Gillespie at the age of 18, jazz musician Lee Morgan had all the promise of a legend—until he was shot dead by his wife Helen. A hybrid between a music doc and a true crime story, I Called Him Morgan immerses you in the jazz scene of the 1960s and the story of Morgan’s rise through the ranks, before delving into his mysterious relationship and its fatal climax. Stunning archival images and Bradford Young’s (known for his work with Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay) 16mm cinematography evoke both the cool and the cold of this true-life tale of jazz and murder.

Additional Information

Variety - "A visual and textural triumph."

The Guardian - 5/5 stars, "Spellbinding, mercurial, hallucinatory, exuberant, tragic… the greatest jazz documentary since Let’s Get Lost…"

Wall Street Journal - "Kasper Collin's brilliant film plays like first-rate drama."