Mingus: Charlie Mingus 1968

Directed by Thomas Reichman

Year: 1968
Running Time: 58
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
Country: U.S.
Language: English [audio]
Genres: Documentary
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Mingus: Charlie Mingus 1968

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Directed by Thomas Reichman


Mingus is a frank, tender and sometimes shocking cinema verite portrait of the legendary bassist/composer as he faces hard times. Footage of Mingus on stage in a nightclub near Boston is intercut with scenes of the embittered musician in his cluttered New York loft, where-- while awaiting eviction-- he speaks candidly on topics ranging from music to sex to racism.

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"Mingus is wry, bitter, resigned, yet always proud... Reichman's supple juxtaposition of joy... and great pain."
The Washington Post

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