Northeast News | American Jazz Museum will host a “Lights, Camera, Vine! An exploration of the impact of jazz on cinema ”

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The American Jazz Museum will present “Lights, Camera, Vine! , A three-day free movie series that explores the impact of jazz music on cinema in America. This series was created in partnership with local filmmakers Rodney Thompson and Diallo French.

From Thursday, September 30 through Saturday, October 2, the films include two iconic jazz films, “Lady Sings the Blues” with Diana Ross as Billie Holiday, and “Mo ‘Better Blues” by Spike Lee, as well as selections from the American Jazz Museum John H. Baker Film Collection. The screenings will each include a reception with live music, a question-and-answer session, and a discussion with local film experts after the film.

On Thursday September 30th at 6:00 pm there will be an outdoor reception and screening of “Lady Sings the Blues” on the Great Lawn behind the American Jazz Museum.

On Friday October 1st at 5:00 pm there will be a reception and screening of “Mo ‘Better Blues” at the Gem Theater.

On Saturday, October 2 at 3 p.m. there will be a reception and screening of a series of short films by local filmmakers Rodney Thompson and Diallo French at the Gem Theater.

For registration details and biographies of Rodney Thompson and Diallo French, visit the American Jazz Museum website,

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