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Bird + Short Film: March to the Future

A heartfelt and sensitive study of legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker by noted jazz enthusiast Clint Eastwood, the film elegantly segues between past and present to recount Parker’s life before his shockingly early demise, aged just 34. Whittaker is terrific in the central role and jazz associates including Dizzy Gillespie and Red Rodney are also bought vividly to life. Winner of the Oscar for Best Sound.

Event details

March to the Future (4 mins)
Fri 29 Jul
What the future looked like from the past, the space age and the rise of grand urbanisation. Featuring Graham Massey.

Part of Counterpoint, a series of four new films by filmmaker Antony Barkworth-Knight in collaboration with Manchester based musicians Graham Massey, Olivia Moore, Ríoghnach Connolly and John Ellis.