In My Mind | Invited to Screen at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Exhibitions, Screenings, and Performances

Not your run-of-the-mill concert film here as prodigy composer Jason Moran revisits and interprets bebop pianist Thelonious Monk’s historic 1959 Town Hall big band concert. Commissioned by Duke University, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, the Chicago Symphony Center, and the Washington Performing Arts Society, Moran sifts through photographs from Duke’s Jazz Loft Project and audio recordings made by Eugene Smith to present the life, times, and music of North Carolina’s jazz giant. Mash-ups are hot these days, and the mixed media Moran gives us on all things Monk, captured by filmmaker Gary Hawkins at the Center for Documentary Studies, is way hip, a big Rootie Tootie. DS

Duke Artist


  • April 2010