Playing March 9 - 11, 2008
SF Premiere!
My Name Is Albert Ayler
Kasper Collin Sweden 2005
The prophetic free-jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler, who today is seen as one of the most important innovators in jazz, was obsessed with his radical music and by the thought that people one day would understand it, as he said in his own words: “If people don’t like it now, they will.” In 1962 he recorded his first album in Sweden. Eight years later he was found dead in New York’s East River, aged 34. This new documentary follows the trail of Albert from his native town of Cleveland to New York by way of Sweden, meeting family, friends and colleagues. Albert himself guides us with his voice and music. Seven years in the making, the film includes newly discovered footage of Ayler and his band. (79m)
Dir. Kasper Collin present for Q&A.
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