Centerpiece Film

Miles Davis:
Birth Of The Cool

$15 / $13 For Members (Film Only)
$58 / $54 for Members (Film + Party) (not a member?)

Documentary Centerpiece

A visionary, innovator, and originator who defied categorization and embodied the word cool, Miles Davis has become a cultural icon.

Using words from Davis’ autobiography, MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL offers an incisive insight into our understanding of the legendary musician. Newly released archival material and brilliant performance footage illustrate a man of intensity and devotion to his craft. Despite the indignities of America during the time of segregation, nothing was going to stop Davis from realizing his dream: to create a new form of musical expression. Director Stanley Nelson’s epic biopic collects the strands of a creative life and weaves them together for us to understand one of the great modern American artists like never before.

Q&A with director Stanley Nelson follows the screening.

This screening is co-presented by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Arrive early!  The evening will feature a special performance by Jazz House Kids, beginning at 6:00 PM, celebrating the music of Miles Davis.

After the screening, put on your dancin’ shoes and join us for our Annual House Party! Combo tickets available!

The House Party is Montclair Film’s annual celebration of African American filmmakers, featuring DJ Easy Mo Bee spinning the sounds of Hip Hop and R&B. Inspired by the creativity of Miles Davis, the very embodiment of cool, the House Party launches an evening of dance floor funk and fun! (See below.)