September 23, 2021


Showing: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 – 8 PM
Year: 2014
Country: USA
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Music after the film: Celebrate Clark Terry with two of the region’s most talented musicians: Steven Bernstein (Sexmob/Butler/Bernstein and the Hot 9), Erik Lawrence (The Levon Helm Band) and Don Falzone. An amazing evening! Learn more about Steven Bernstien, Erik Lawrence, and Don Falzone.

A moving and affectionate glimpse at the relationship between the great trumpeter (Dizzy Gillespie considered him the best) Clark Terry, 92, and Justin Kauflin, 29, a talented, blind pianist. Terry becomes a mentor and teacher to Kauflin, and the film looks at the mysterious process of learning and examines the pursuit of greatness. 2015, USA, 84 min., rated R

ON SALE AT THIS SCREENING: High quality art photography posters, suitable for framing, of Dizzy Gillespie (photo by Eduard Curchad); Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong (photo by Larry Shaw, one copy framed, others not); Miles Davis (photo by Eduard Curchad); Jimi Hendrix (photo by Alain Dister). Examples at the bottom of this page.

Winner: Black Film Critics Circle Award, Best Documentary; Cinema Eye Honors, Audience Choice; National Board of Review, Top 5 Documentaries; Seattle and Tribeca Film Festivals, Best Documentary.

“One need not be a jazz aficionado to enjoy this film. All that’s required is a smile.” – David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

“One of the delights of the documentary is hearing Terry tell stories. Watching the movie feels as if you’ve sat down in someone’s living room to hear tales of other legendary jazz musicians, such as Count Basie or Miles Davis.” – Stephanie Merry, Washington Post

Keep On Keepin’ On is both tender and joyous, a moving account of the mutual nourishment of artistic mentorship and the rewards of accentuating the positive in whatever life throws at you.” – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter