DOCUMENTARY FILM MASTERWORKS
During its astonishing 170-year history, the saxophone has been seen by some as both the most seductive and the most feared of musical instruments. From Adolphe Sax’s workshop in the 1840’s to the era of jazz, playing it was forbidden by both the Nazis and the Communists and it was banned by the Pope, yet it gradually conquered all of the music genres. In his newest award-winning documentary, “THE DEVIL’S HORN: The Story of the Saxophone, from Noisy Novelty to King of Cool” (86 min., 2016), Canadian filmmaker Larry Weinstein illuminates the fascinating story of the saxophone, while featuring some of its most legendary players. “The Devil’s Horn” also explores the sax’s long-standing curse that stemmed from the difficult life of its mad inventor, and is still said to affect saxophonists who fall prey to the instrument’s dark powers.
WHEN: Tueday August 6th 2019 at 10:00 am
WHERE: East Recreation Center
HOST: Ernie Rose