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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.

Anthology Film Archives

Posted in Festival Screenings with tags , , , on March 23, 2012 by Vipal Monga


APRIL 2, 2012 8:00 PM
The Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003
(212) 505-5181.

New York, NY – BLACK FEBRUARY, a film about an unprecedented series of concerts performed by legendary jazz composer and conductor Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, will have its New York City premiere at the Anthology Film Archives on April 2, 2012.

BLACK FEBRUARY, the first documentary feature by director Vipal Monga, chronicles a series of 44 performances in 28 days with 85 musicians, performed by Mr. Morris in 2005 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Conduction®, his revolutionary technique for live music-making.

More than a simple portrait of those 28 days, or a biography of an enigmatic and complex legend of the avant-garde, BLACK FEBRUARY is a film about the creative process and the scope of a musical theory that is redefining what it means to make music.

Along with footage from these remarkable concerts that span a full range of musical styles from big band jazz to funk, the documentary features interviews with some of the leading lights of the New York creative-music community, including Henry Threadgill, JD Allen, Brandon Ross, Graham Haynes,  Howard Mandel and Greg Tate.

The April 2 screening represents a homecoming for the film, which has already screened across the U.S. and internationally. Tickets will be available at the Anthology Film Archives box office beginning at 5:30 pm on April 2. No advance tickets will be available. Tickets are $9 for the general public. The screening will be held at the Maya Deren Theater. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.

The screening is part of the New Filmmakers Series, which has been showing provocative and innovative work by upcoming filmmakers since 1998.

For more information:

Earshot Jazz Film Festival in Seattle

Posted in Festival Screenings with tags , , , , on September 26, 2011 by Vipal Monga

We’re very happy to announce that Black February will be screening at the Earshot Jazz Film Festival series at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle. There will be two screenings on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm. Tell your friends and relatives and go yourself if you live there!

Sheffield Videotheque

Posted in Festival Screenings with tags , , on June 3, 2011 by Vipal Monga

Black February has been selected as one of the films to be included in the Sheffield Doc/Fest Videotheque. Doc/Fest curated the selection, and will be featuring our film for viewing at the festival, which runs between June 8 and 12. TV buyers, distributors, sales agents, festival programmers, other decision makers and Doc/Fest delegates will be able to watch the doc on demand, so if you’re going to the festival, look us up and check out our work of love.


Posted in Festival Screenings with tags , , on May 11, 2011 by Vipal Monga

Black February will be screening Aug. 7 at the Jazz em Agosto festival in Lisbon! Come on out if you’re around. It looks like a great lineup.