• April 19 at 7:30 pm
  • Spadina Theatre
Movie Thursday - Movie Thursday

Film directed by Bertrand Tavernier, 1986, France (2h15)

In the 1950s, Dale Turner (Dexter Gordon), a gifted black saxophonist with a drinking problem, leaves behind New York and his estranged family and relocates to Paris. There he plays for a progressive, jazz-loving audience without being judged by his race, and ages quietly in peace. Not intending to turn away from his vices, Dale nonetheless becomes the project of a French fan (François Cluzet) who tries to help him fight his alcoholism, ultimately inspiring both Dale and his music.

Screening preceding Jazz Concert featuring Bernard Dionne on April 21, 2018. Bernard Dionne will introduce the movie. 

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Spadina Theatre
24 spadina road
M5R 2S7 Toronto, ON