The Legacy of Lee Morgan

FILM: I Called Him Morgan

“A revelatory and moving portrait of a great musician and the other great people, whether celebrated or unheralded, on whom his art and his life depended.” (New Yorker) On a snowy night in February 1972, famed jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife, Helen, during a gig at a New York City club. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts those who knew them. This affecting documentary tells the intertwining tale of two vibrant and complicated people and the music that brought them together. A film about love, jazz, black America in the age of Jim Crow—and the exuberant artistry that arose in response to those times.

Live performance by the Terell Stafford Quintet

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Times: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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$15 - Members
$20 - Nonmembers

Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: 9147475555
Presenter Website: burnsfilmcenter.org

Sponsor Message

Sponsored by Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan