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TFA Presents Bill Frisell: A Portrait, in partnership with Wichita Jazz Festival
Join Wichita Jazz Festival and Tallgrass Film Association for a special screening of Emma Franz's 2017 documentary "Bill Frisell: A Portrait" - detailing a mild-mannered guitarist who stands out for his versatility, distinctive sound and influence across contemporary music.
This event is free and begins at 6:30 p.m., with live music preceding the film.
A character portrait of anti-archetype guitar hero, Bill Frisell, this nuanced film traces the ideas and processes that shaped Frisell’s music, and provides rare insight into the mind and personality of one of the significant musicians of recent decades. Full of live music, revealing stories, and intimate access to the normally reclusive Frisell, various collaborations are followed from development to fruition, including the last ever performance of the Paul Motian Trio with Frisell and Joe Lovano. Also featuring Bonnie Raitt, Hal Willner, Paul Simon, Nels Cline, Joey Baron, Jim Hall, Jason Moran, Mike Gibbs, John Zorn, Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter and John Abercrombie.
TFA Presents the Wichita Premiere of ALONG FOR THE RIDE
“An idiosyncratic documentary about an authentic wild man of Hollywood, who probably would have approved.” - The Hollywood Reporter
Tallgrass Film Association presents the exclusive Wichita premiere of Nick Ebeling's critically acclaimed documentary ALONG FOR THE RIDE, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Friday, November 17 at 6:30pm at the Crown Uptown Theatre (3207 E. Douglas.) A Q&A will follow with Ebeling and Satya de la Manitou, Hopper’s long-time assistant and life best friend, hosted by KMUW's Fletcher Powell.
ALONG FOR THE RIDE is a film that explores the highs, lows and ultimately - the phoenix-like ascension of iconic Hollywood maverick Dennis Hopper - all as seen through the eyes of his mysterious longtime "right-hand man" - Satya de la Manitou. Filmmaker NICK EBELING chronicles the unlikely duo's incredible 40+ year journey, an enduring and intense brotherhood, as complex as Hopper's own legendary career.
A reception, beginning at 6:30pm with complimentary beer, wine and a signature cocktail, and hors d'oeuvres, is open to everyone with a ticket. The film follows at 7:30pm.
Tickets are avaialable online for General Admission: $25 or VIP $75*
*(V.I.P. ticket holders receive a limited edition ALONG FOR THE RIDE tote bag, t-shirt & mug.)