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Vision Fest Film Series

New York City’s Vision Festival is right around the corner-it begins May 21-and in addition to all the concerts featuring the best of the avant-garde jazz scene, Vision hosts a film festival. Below is a schedule of the films to be screened, which include a documentary on Julius Hemphill and Don Pullen and a film on women in jazz. For more info, including a concert listing for the fest, visit visionfestival.org, or call (212) 226-0513.

Vision Festival Films will be screened downstairs at the Center at 268 Mulberry Street in Manhattan. For tickets, call (212) 473-0043 or e-mail [email protected].
Saturday May 24

3 p.m.
Zak Sherzad 15 minute film WHATS ALL THAT ABOUT (filmed at Vision Fest ’02). Excerpts from last year’s performance with Peter Kowald, William Parker and Roy Campbell.
3:15 p.m. STEVE GEBHARDT’s 83 minute film ESCALATOR OVER THE HILL, (filmed in 1970, released in 1999) documents CARLA BLEY’s jazz opera in rehearsal, performance and recording with GATO BARBIERI/ JACK BRUCE/ DON CHERRY/ CHARLIE HADEN/ HOWARD JOHNSON/ SHEILA JORDAN/ JEANNE LEE/ JOHN McLAUGHLIN/ ROSWELL RUDD/ VIVA
Sunday May 25

3 p.m.
BILL WARRELL’s 60 minute film JAZZ DANCING

Bill Warrell has put together a documentary on JULIUS HEMPHILL and DON PULLEN, Portraits: hosted by Bill T. Jones.

Dancer/choreographer Jones looks at the stage on which modern jazz and modern dance meet. This is done through studying the careers of composer/musicians Julius Hemphill and Don Pullen. It focuses on their most ambitious works: “Long Tongues: A Saxophone Opera,” “Last Supper at Uncle Tom’s Cabin: The Promised Land” and “Earth Eagle First Circle.” It also explores the creation of a new collaboration between Bill T. Jones and Fred Hersch.
4 p.m. RUOMI LEE-HAMPEL’s 7 minute film, PACE (filmed in 2002). This film features the music of JEANNE LEE & GUNTER HAMPEL and will be followed by RUOMI LEE-HAMPEL’s 13 minute, HELL HATH NO FURY (filmed in 2001).
Monday May 26

3 p.m.
Gilles Corre’s 60 minute film WOMEN IN JAZZ (filmed in 1999)

A film about the evolution of women in jazz includes footage of JEANNE LEE, JANE IRA BLOOM , MIYA MASAOKA, ELLEN CHRISTI, JANE BENNETT, MARILYN CRISPELL SUSIE IBARRA, JAYNE CORTEZ and many others.
4 p.m. LAURENCE PETIT-JOUVET’s film OFF THE ROAD (filmed in 2000) This film documents PETER KOWALD’s U.S. tour in 2000. It includes footage with RASHIED ALI/ FRED ANDERSON/ HAMID DRAKE/ MARCO ENEIDI/ ALVIN FIELDER/ EDDIE GALE/ KIDD JORDAN/ GEORGE LEWIS/ WILLIAM PARKER/ DONALD ROBINSON/ GUNTER “BABY” SOMMER/ ASSIF TSAHAR and others.

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