Films at the Lexi group of Brent U3A
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A monthly film screening followed by discussion
The Lexi Cinema, 194b Chamberlayne Road London NW10 3JU.
Logo right © Lexi Cinema.
Buses 6, 52, 187, 302; Kensal Rise Overground station.
On a Wednesday each month at 1.30 pm.
Wednesday 27 November 2019
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool
One for all you hep jazz cats out there... Mr Cool himself, Miles Davis!
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool is a fine documentary by Emmy-winning director Stanley Nelson that takes a linear look at the life, loves, background and musical philosophy of the influential horn player.
“Music is always there; it comes before everything,” said Davis in his autobiography from which much of this film derives. It is the driving force of the documentary, a thorough passionate but ernest look at the evolution of his style and the forces that fed it.
Lots of talking heads, archival material and voiceover from Carl Lumbly ... perhaps we will not miss the subtitles...
NB: no subtitles available. Normal service of subtitles will resume next year.
Just a quick mention: I didn’t schedule The Irishman, Scorsese’s lauded approach to Jimmy Hoffa’s fate because of its bladder-busting length, and didn’t ask for Joker because of its violence in a few scenes. However, I urge members to go see both if they can.
As ever, it is at 1.30pm and costs a fiver or three smackers if you’re a Lexi member.
More about Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool at the the Lexi website.
Wednesday 11 December 2019
It's Agatha Christie's Knives Out, fingers crossed for subtitles. Details follow but please make a note in your diary for now - it's a busy time!
More about Knives Out at the the Lexi website.
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