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Miles Ahead (2015)

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An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

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Junior (as Lakeith Lee Stanfield)
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Walter (as Brian Bowman)
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Harper
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Janice (as Christina Karis)
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Bartender
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Manager
Montez Jenkins ...
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Erica
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Justin
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Tami
Chris Grays ...
Buddy
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An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

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Rated R for strong language throughout, drug use, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence | See all certifications »

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22 April 2016 (USA)  »

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Kill the Trumpet Player  »

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$114,530 (USA) (1 April 2016)

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$2,610,719 (USA) (22 July 2016)
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The song that Tami, the girl in bed, references is "Freddie Freeloader," from the 1959 "Kind of Blue" recordings. See more »

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At a point in the nightclub scene (about 53 minutes in) the scene is briefly reversed to a mirror image and the bassist is suddenly left-handed. See more »

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Doorman: Do you have a pass?
Miles Davis: [points to his face] Your Looking At It
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What's Wrong with That
Written by Robert Glasper and Don Cheadle
Published by I Am A Jazzy Guy (SESAC)/EMI FORAY MUSIC and StrickMusic (ASCAP)
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Herbie Hancock - Rhodes
Wayne Shorter - Soprano Saxophone
Robert Glasper - Rhodes Piano
Esperanza Spalding - Bass
Gary Clark Jr. - Guitar
Antonio Sanchez - Drums
Keyon Harrold - Trumpet
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Ingenious film reflects Miles Music and Art
13 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Absolutely stunning! Attended the world premiere at the NewYork film festival this past weekend. As the film ended, my mind felt entranced. The film's rapid clip style and dramatic ending made me film as if I had viewed one of Mile's mind blowing paintings. Somehow, it all seemed to come together as one mental image at the end. An ingenious portrayal of both Miles music and painting style. Along with the fabulous music throughout, the movie even included a clip of miles working on one of his paintings, as if the cue us in on the films approach.

The music of Miles Davis provides the background for many of the scenes and it is performed in many scenes. As Miles was also an accomplished abstract painter, he is also featured creating some of his artwork. His challenges, triumphs and failures in love, the music industry, music composition, health, etc. compose a collage that comes together like one of his abstract paintings. At the end, a stunning scene brings it all together and emphasizes the phenomenal impact of the Miles music through today, for all time, and across many genres.


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