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New John Coltrane Documentary to Premiere at Telluride Film Festival

Film festival to take place Sept. 2-5

John Coltrane
John Coltrane

A new authorized documentary, Chasing Trane, based on the life and career of John Coltrane, is scheduled to make its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival between Sept. 2-5 in Telluride, Colorado. The film, written and directed by John Scheinfeld, will also make its international debut at the Toronto International Film Festival Sept. 9-15.

As stated in a press release, Chasing Trane “reveals the critical events, passions, experiences and challenges that shaped the life of John Coltrane and his revolutionary sounds,” with commentary from Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson, Wynton Marsalis, Carlos Santana and Kamasi Washington, and will feature clips of the saxophonist’s performances and excerpts from print interviews read by Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, as well as never-before-seen home movies, photographs, television appearances and newly found footage of Coltrane and his band in the studio.

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