Vince Wilbur Jr and Erin Davis

MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL

Director Stanley Nelson’s new  documentary Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool makes for an absorbing watch. Nelson uses rare archival footage, photos and interviews with musicians to paint us a complex picture of this famous and complicated musician and composer. The film is named after the 1957 seminal album Birth of Cool, which is considered as an… Continue Reading


The Black Panthers

FILM NOTES: THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s new documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution opened in the San Francisco Bay area on October 2, 21015. The film traces the complex history, influence and legacy of the The Black Panthers in America, and specifically in the African-American community. The Panthers were founded in 1966 in Oakland by Huey Newton… Continue Reading