Preview: Doc ‘Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity’ on Influential Jazz Musician

Preview: Doc 'Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity' on Influential Jazz Musician

Directed by Jeffrey Morse and Dorothy Darr, the latter who is Charles Lloyd‘s painter/filmmaker wife, the documentary Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity chronicles the influential saxophonist and composer’s life and career range.

Arrows Into Infinity, which will cover the musicians’ Memphis roots and counterculture crossover in the 60’s, will premiere at this year’s 19th Annual Chicago Black Harvest Film Festival, which has unveiled its lineup (see our post HERE).

Here’s more about the film:

Charles Lloyd was one of the most influential jazz musicians of the
1960s. His music crossed traditional boundaries and explored new
territories. Catapulted into worldwide fame in his 20s, by his early
30s, he abandoned his life of touring and recording and went into
seclusion in Big Sur, CA. Circumstance brought him back to a public life
in the late 1980s.

‘Arrows Into Infinity’ is a journey in
sound through the unusual life and career of this jazz legend. Lloyd’s
own voice, and those who worked with him over the last five decades help
us discover and better understand this enigmatic man and his spiritual
pursuit through music. This film is a collaborative work between Lloyd’s
wife Dorothy Darr; a painter, and videographer/filmmaker, Jeffery

Watch the trailer below:

Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity – Trailer from Dorothy Darr on Vimeo.

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"Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity" premiered at The Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles in February. It will also screen as part of The Pan African Film Festival -Atlanta on July 20.

This is a beautiful film. Don't miss it if you have an opportunity to see it.

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