Tu 01/15: BloomScreen presents: ‘Round Midnight

Tuesday, January 15th at 7:00 pm

Join BloomBars for an absolute gem, that is widely considered one of the greatest movies ever made about Jazz music and musicians!

‘Round Midnight (1986, 133 min, R), by Bertrand Tavernier – In the 1950s, Dale Turner, a gifted black saxophonist with a drinking problem, leaves behind New York and his estranged family and relocates to Paris. There he plays for a progressive, jazz-loving audience without being judged by his race, and ages quietly in peace. Not intending to turn away from his vices, Dale nonetheless becomes the project of a French fan who tries to help him fight his alcoholism, ultimately inspiring both Dale and his music.

In ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT, the character of ‘Dale’ is brilliantly portrayed by real-life jazz legend Dexter Gordon, and the film’s story was inspired by the lives of jazz greats, Bud Powell and Lester Young.

The screening will be followed by audience discussion and Q&A.

*Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds support BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.

BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers, experts, and other guests.

Directions: The location is a 7 minute walk from Columbia Heights METRO, and parking garages at Target and at Giant. Street parking available on 11th St and Kenyon St – next to Tubman ES.