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Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers "Day of Black Docs" Lineup Includes ‘Be Known’ (About Musician Kahil El’Zabar) + 'The Black Line,' More, On 4/12

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act March 27, 2014 at 11:16AM

Dwayne Johnson-Cochran’s acclaimed documentary film about avant garde jazz musician Kahil El’Zabar, 'Be Known,' will be screened at 8th annual Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers – West at the American Film Institute in L.A. on Saturday April 12th
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Kahil El'Zabar

Filmmaker and screenwriter Dwayne Johnson-Cochran’s new and acclaimed documentary film about avant garde jazz musician Kahil El’Zabar, titled Be Known, will be screened at the 8th annual Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers – West, which takes place at the American Film Institute facilities in Los Angeles on Saturday April 12th.

Showing along with Roger Ross Williams’ God Loves Uganda and D. Channsin Berry’s The Black Line (Profile of the African-American Woman), Be Known is a warts and all exploration of the life and career of a truly original artist who has been "modern jazz's kept secret” for decades.

Unique and totally someone who moves to the beat of different drummer, El’Zabar is world renowned as a true innovator, a teacher and one of the truly original voices and presences in jazz music, and has been for decades.

And as I have said before about the film, it is not only a riveting portrait chronicling the day-by-day, gig–to-gig struggle and harried life of a working musician, it's also a portrait of the sometimes comic and sometimes downright insulting indignities that comes with the job. But the film also reveals the perspective of a very complicated person - a teacher and a rascal, a brilliant charismatic musician who is deeply flawed and yet strangely fascinating at the same time.

There will be also a Q and A panel with the all the filmmakers, which will be moderated by film producer Stephanie Allain.

The event will take place at the Mark Goodson Theater at the American Film Institute located in 2021 Western Ave in L.A. 

For more info go HERE.

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