The acting dynamo couple of Angela Bassett and Courtney
B. Vance have jointly come on board as executive producers on filmmaker and screenwriter
Dwayne Johnson-Cochran’s riveting documentary Be Known: The Mystery of Kahil El’Zabar, about the legendary avant garde
The film, which was recently screened at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago back in January, and at the American Film Institute in Los
Angeles, will have another sneak preview
again in Chicago at the DuSable Museum
on Saturday May 10, 2014 at 7PM.
Co produced and edited by Christopher Scott Cherot (Hav Plenty, G, Mooz-Lum), the film chronicles
the day-by-day, gig–to-gig struggle and harried life of a working musician, one of the world’s leading jazz
percussionists, who literally moves to the beat of different drummer.
World renowned as an innovator in jazz music, the film is
truly a “warts and all” exploration
of the life and career of an artist who has been “modern jazz’s best kept
secret” for decades, but who is not prefect in his professional and private life, as
El’Zavbar will candidly admit himself.
Both Bassett and Vance, in presenting the film, have said
that “Kahil El’Zabar is a brilliant artist and we
are proud to present Dwayne’s film be known to the world.”
In addition, before the The DuSable screening, El’Zabar’s will be knighted as a Chevalier
de L’Ordre Des Arts et Lettres of the Government
of France, to take place at the French
Consulate in Chicago on Monday May 5th.
To check out the
website for the film, go HERE. Below is the trailer: