This classic, black-and-white vérité documentary by filmmaker Thomas Reichman finds legendary bassist and composer Charles Mingus in a time of great transition in his life. As he and his five-year-old daughter await eviction by the City of New York, viewers are given a particular glimpse into Mingus' philosophies, passions, anguish and, of course, his music. By turns, frank, tender, and shocking, he speaks candidly on topics ranging from music to sex to racism. The tall tales and odd musings filmed in his disheveled loft are intercut with footage around New York and intimate live performances with his quintet in a nightclub near Boston.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
$9 general admission; $7 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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