Milestone Film & Video

Shirley Clarke's documentary finds free jazz innovator Ornette Coleman returning to his hometown of Fort Worth in 1983 for the premiere of a new work. True to the nature of both its subject and its director, the film takes a highly original approach in chronicling the legendary musician's story, from childhood in segregated Texas to his emergence as an American cultural pioneer. Performances and documentary footage from the 1960s and 1980s are woven together with dramatic scenes and a few wild video effects.

William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Buckminster Fuller, Don Cherry, Yoko Ono and Charlie Haden are among the contributors to this kaleidoscopic portrait of a truly singular artist.

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
http://www.mfah.org/films/ornette-made-america/

TICKET INFO

$9 general admission; $7 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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