Watch Ornette: Made in America

Ornette: Made in America is a 1984 documentary about the legendary jazz innovator Ornette Coleman. The documentary echoes Coleman’s unique jazz styling. Coleman is considered the father of free jazz. Free jazz is not bound by traditional models of music. This documentary about Coleman attempts to adopt a similar freeform style in telling Coleman’s story. It forgoes a chronological treatment of Coleman’s life and career in favor of experimental approach. It combines musical performances. Interviews and reenactments of Coleman’s childhood. This is an excellent documentary about Coleman and the avant-garde movement he launched in contemporary jazz.

| 1985 | 1 hr 20 min | 6.9/10 | 82/100
Ornette Coleman, John Giordano, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Prime Time
Milestone Pictures
Shirley Clarke

Also directed by Shirley Clarke

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A Film by Shirley Clarke (Official Trailer)|1:32

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