Arts and Culture

Circle Cinema to screen “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool”

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Published 10/31/2019 | Reading Time 1 min 12 sec

TULSA, Okla. — It has been 28-years since the legendary musician Miles Davis crossed into the ancestral plane. Yet, even with his passing, Davis’ transformative and influential style in jazz music continues to vibrate the ether and is appreciated by millions of fans young and old around the world. 

On Monday, November 4, 2019, in partnership with Duet Jazz, Circle Cinema will present the screening of “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool.” Showtime beings at 7 pm with a 6 pm reception in the cinema’s gallery with live jazz and light bites. General Admission is $10, and for cinema members, it’s $8. 

Davis’ music career spanned over 50-years. He was best known for playing the horn, his band leadership ability, and his musical innovation. Davis was a singular force of nature, the very embodiment of cool. 

The central theme of Miles Davis’ life and of this film is Davis’ restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. 

The documentary-feature explores archival photos and home movies shot of Davis and his colleagues, his manuscripts, and his original paintings — to explore the man behind the music. “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” features interviews with some of the most well-known musicians on the planet, including Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Carlos Santana, The Roots, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, exploring why Davis’ artful message continues to be a relevant voice in today’s world. 

For Tickets & More Information visit www.circlecinema.org 


Circle Cinema – 10 S. Lewis Ave, Tulsa – 918-592-3456 

The non-profit Circle Cinema is Tulsa’s only running historic movie theatre, showing independent, foreign, and documentary films. The Circle Cinema is dedicated to using film to foster understanding and appreciation of the human experience while creating community among the viewers.

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