Passing Through

Passing Through

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Dir. Larry Clark. 1977, 111 mins. 16mm. With Nathaniel Taylor, Clarence Muse, Pamela Jones. Black jazz musician J. Eddie Warmack (Taylor) is released from a prison term for the killing of a white gangster. Not willing to play for the mobsters who control the music industry, Warmack searches for his mentor and grandfather, legendary jazz musician Poppa Harris (Jones). The film repeatedly returns to scenes of musicians improvising jazz, and flashbacks in which Poppa teaches Warmack to play saxophone.
Preservation funded in part by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Packard Humanities Institute

Preceded by:
When It Rains
Dir. Charles Burnett. 1995, 13 mins. 16mm. With Ayuko Babu, Kenny Merritt, Charles Bracy, Soul, R. Ray Barness. On New Year’s Day, a man tries to help a woman pay her rent and learns a lesson in connecting with others in a community.

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