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The Case of the Three-Sided Dream

  • Directed by Adam Kahan
  • United States, 2013, 87 mins.

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1935-1977) was more than a blind musician who could play three horns at once, more than one of the most exciting and amazing sax players who ever lived. Beyond the ability to play multiple melodies at the same time, he was also a warrior against racial injustice and a tireless campaigner for a wider appreciation of jazz in American society. Packed with electrifying archival footage of Kirk and his music, Kahan’s film is an absorbing look at the man who wouldn’t even let partial paralysis keep him from pursuing what he called “the religion of dreams.”

Genres: Documentary, Music