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Black February at MICA on March 11

Posted in Screenings with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2014 by Vipal Monga

Poster_FINAL_outlinesA very exciting announcement:  On March 11, 2014, Black February director Vipal Monga and Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky, that Subliminal Kid will co-host a screening of the documentary in Baltimore at the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Brown Center Falvey Hall. The two will hold a post-screening conversation about Butch, his role in the evolution of jazz, and his influence on other musical styles, from big band jazz to funk to electronic and symphonic works.

Butch appears on the Stuzzicadenti record, an album of experimental works by Diego Cortez, produced by DJ Spooky. He convinced Butch to play Cornet on one of the tracks, and one of the famed wind-up music boxes also appears on the record.

searchThe screening is part of Paul Miller’s Music + Art film series,  which looks at music, art, nature, drugs and how it plays it part in our culture. The series continues every Tuesday until March 11, and includes such stunning works as Wild Style, Slam, and How to Make Money Selling Drugs.

The screening will begin at 7:30 pm and 10 pm and admission is free to the general public. For more details, please visit the MICA website.

Screening at the Library of Congress on Friday, Jan. 24

Posted in Screenings with tags , , , on January 23, 2014 by Vipal Monga

Just a reminder that Black February will be screening at the Library of Congress in Washington on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7 pm.

458529_10151045510947000_1124958245_oLarry Appelbaum, curator of the Jazz film series at the LOC, tells the Washington City Paper he wanted to pay tribute to Butch near the anniversary of his passing.

“Morris was a brilliant cornettist and theorist who developed his own language and process to express his vision. He passed one year ago and I wanted to pay tribute and let people know there is something that now exists beyond just the recordings.”

The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater on the third floor of the Library of Congress James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Doors open 30 minutes before screening. No tickets required. For information call (202) 707-5502.

Screening in Takoma Park

Posted in Screenings with tags , , , , , on January 21, 2014 by Vipal Monga

ImageBlack February will be screening in Takoma Park, just outside Washington D.C., on Feb. 2.

The screening at the Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, at 5 pm, and will be followed by a performance of Butch’s piece, “Black February” by Lewis “Flip” Barnes.

Thanks to Bobby Hill, one of the founders of Transparent Productions, for setting up the screening.

More details about the show are at Transparent Productions’ website.

Black February at the Library of Congress

Posted in Screenings on December 24, 2013 by Vipal Monga

Black February will be screening at the Library of Congress on January 24, 2014. The showing is part of the Jazz Film Fridays series, curated by Larry Appelbaum, and will be introduced by WPFW radio’s Rusty Hassan.

The date will also mark almost exactly one year since Butch’s passage, and I’m grateful to be able to honor his legacy with a showing of the film at one of the United States’ most important institutions.

Please come if you’re in the D.C. area.

The movie will be shown at the Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd floor of the Library of Congress James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E.

Doors open 30 minutes before screening. No tickets required. For information: call (202) 707-5502.

A Special Screening on Feb. 10, 2013. It’s Butch’s Birthday!

Posted in Screenings on February 9, 2013 by Vipal Monga

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We’re screening Black February at Nublu on Feb. 10, 2013. It’s Butch’s birthday, and Nublu is holding the screening as part of a month-long dedication to the man. The screening starts at 8:00 pm and will be followed by music.

Nublu is located at 62 Ave. C in the East Village, between 4th and 5th Streets. It was a special place for Butch, scene of some memorable nights with the Nublu Orchestra.

It will be a special night, so if you’re in NYC, come celebrate with us!