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Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Music | 14 April 2017 (USA)
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The film explores the global power and impact of the music of John Coltrane and reveals the passions, experiences and forces that shaped his life and revolutionary sounds.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Coltrane (voice)
Reggie Workman ... Himself
Ravi Coltrane ... Himself
Ashley Kahn ... Himself
... Himself
Antonia Andrews ... Herself
Jimmy Heath ... Himself
Benny Golson ... Himself
Lewis Porter ... Himself
... Himself (as President Bill Clinton)
... Himself (as Dr. Cornel West)
Michelle Coltrane ... Herself
... Himself
Ben Ratliff ... Himself
... Himself
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CHASING TRANE is the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform. Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson...?) the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalog. Scheinfeld brings his strong story-telling skills to the creation of a rich, textured and compelling narrative that takes the audience to unexpected places. Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, CHASING TRANE brings John Coltrane to life as a fully dimensional being, inviting the audience to engage with Coltrane the man... Written by Meteor 17 [us]

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Opening Weekend USA:

$16,626, 14 April 2017, Limited Release

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$406,284, 1 October 2017
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The film is an official selection of the Telluride Film Festival - 2016. See more »

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John Coltrane: Well, I dislike war. Period. So, therefore, as far as I'm concerned, it should stop. It should have already stopped. And any other war.
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"The words of John Coltrane are from interviews and liner notes published between 1957 and 1967." See more »

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Tribute to a genius
26 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

We live in horribly divisive times. Racially, politically, culturally, economically, Americans have rarely been more divided. Coltrane was a uniting force in America, a man who struggled with his own demons and emerged to deliver a message of hope and redemption - all through the most sublime music -a message that we would do well to remember today.

This film is a wonderful tribute to one of our greatest artists. When most of us were content to bask in his artistry, Coltrane was already 10 miles down the road to some other achievement.

We use the word genius too liberally, but Trane was a genius.


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