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Movie: RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK: THE CASE OF THE THREE SIDED DREAM

RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK: THE CASE OF THE THREE SIDED DREAM

Monday, February 12th 7:00 PM

Alphabet City, 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15212

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Winner, Best Documentary 2015 Pan African Film Festival

RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK: THE CASE OF THE THREE SIDED DREAM

Year:  2015   Country:  USA         Length:  88 minutes    Language: English

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 Director/Producer: Adam Kahan

Synopsis

The story of multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk; who went from blind infant, to child prodigy, to adult visionary, to political activist, and finally to paralyzed showman.  A seemingly superhuman musical force who played literally until the day he died.

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1935-1977) was more than a blind musician who could play three horns at once, more than one of the most exciting and amazing sax players who ever lived. Beyond the ability to play multiple melodies at the same time, he was a warrior against racial injustice, fought for people with disabilities, and was a tireless campaigner for a wider appreciation of Jazz (what he termed Black Classical Music).

Packed with electrifying archival footage of Kirk and his music, intimate interviews, and inspired animated sequences; Kahan’s film is an absorbing look at the man who wouldn’t even let partial paralysis keep him from pursuing what he called “The Religion of Dreams. (Courtesy of rahsaanfilm.com)