It’s rare that a film slated for a major film festival debut doesn’t show off at least a bit of marketing before its premiere, but such is the case with the Don Cheadle’s directorial debut, “Miles Ahead.” The film, which will serves as the New York Film Festival’s Closing Night Film this weekend, hasn’t released a full trailer yet, and most clips have been decidedly short, but Yahoo! Movies has now revealed our longest look at the film yet, in the form of a dizzyingly (and appropriately) musical new clip.
The Oscar-nominated actor (“Hotel Rwanda”) also stars in the biopic as Miles Davis, one of the 20th century’s greatest and most fascinating artists. Cheadle’s film will focus on the legendary jazz musician’s crazed years in the late 1970s, during which he struggled with a variety of ailments while also contending with memories of past triumphs and falls. His years with Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi), the love of his life, are also explored.
The world premiere of “Miles Ahead” will close out the New York Film Festival on Saturday, October 10. The film does not yet have a release date.