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Film: The Beginnings of Bebop
March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The Beginnings of Bebop—Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
Join us for the preservation premiere of THE BEGINNINGS OF BEBOP, followed by a conversation with filmmaker Willie Ruff ’53BM ’54MMA. This 1981 documentary takes us on a guided tour of significant locations in the history of bebop music, led by legendary trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. Stops include Minton’s Playhouse, Carnegie Hall, the former site of the Savoy Ballroom, and even Miles Davis’s home for an impromptu visit. 16mm print preserved by the Yale Film Study Center.
A presentation of the Yale Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.
TREASURES SCREENINGS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.