BE KNOWN

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Fri, Jan 24th at 8:00pm
Sat, Jan 25th at 5:15pm
Mon, Jan 27th at 7:45pm
Average: 4.7 (19 votes)

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  1. BE KNOWN
  1. 2014, Dwayne Johnson-Cochran, USA, 94 min.

The extraordinary art of Kahil El’Zabar, often called modern jazz’s “best-kept secret,” is explored through the lens of his complicated personal life while on tour. Filmmaker Johnson-Cochran, a long-time friend, has a ringside seat to astonishing performances, after-show liaisons, and mentoring sessions with kids of all ages that showcase El’Zabar as a powerfully talented teacher. BE KNOWN captures the quicksilver charisma and the fumbles and flaws of a man who attracts many, and some of the great avant-garde jazz sets of our time. DCP digital. (BS)

Opening night reception generously supported by the

Update: January 18
Friday's show is now SOLD OUT!

Following Friday's screening, Kahil El’Zabar and director Dwayne Johnson-Cochran will be present for Q&A moderated by David Thigpen, former music writer for Time magazine, a live performance by Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, and a post-screening reception.

Following Saturday's screening, Kahil El’Zabar and director Dwayne Johnson-Cochran will be present for Q&A moderated by Michael Jackson, music writer for such publications as DownBeat magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times. Colab Space will host a BE KNOWN after screening gathering with Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (9pm at 312 N Carpenter; $20 donation).

Following Monday's screening, Kahil El’Zabar and director Dwayne Johnson-Cochran will be present for Q&A
moderated by Richard Steele, WBEZ91.5 media personality.

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