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FLiCX: The Case of the Three-Sided Dream

Monday, December 04, 2017,

  • Location: Belcourt Theatre

Dir. Adam Kahan USA 2014 88 min. NR DCP

Post-screening discussion with Ron Wynn, freelance jazz contributor to the Nashville Scene and Tennessee Jazz and Blues Society.

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  • that Vanderbilt participants must RSVP for themselves, and may not be “guests;” and
  • that non-Vanderbilt guests are limited to one per participant.

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1935-1977) was more than a blind musician who could play three horns at once, more than one of the most exciting and amazing sax players who ever lived. Beyond the ability to play multiple melodies at the same time, he was a warrior against racial injustice, fought for people with disabilities, and was a tireless campaigner for a wider appreciation of jazz in America (what he termed Black Classical Music). Packed with electrifying archival footage of Kirk and his music, intimate interviews, and inspired animated sequences; Adam Kahan’s film is an absorbing look at the man who wouldn’t even let partial paralysis keep him from pursuing what he called “The Religion of Dreams.”