The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Jazz on Film
“Jazz on Film” returns with three weekends celebrating jazz and its intersections with cinema. Organized by guest curator Peter Lucas, this year’s program salutes 1959 - a pivotal year in jazz and film - with 60th-anniversary presentations of the Duke Ellington–scored Anatomy of a Murder, the Sun Ra–scored independent rarity The Cry of Jazz, and concert documentary favorite, Jazz on a Summer’s Day. These will be all on 35mm film prints. Another highlight of this event is the Houston premiere of new documentary, A Tuba to Cuba, following the famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans on an inspiring trip across the island.
For a full schedule of events, go to the festival website.