USA: "The Case of the Three Sided Dream" - Saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk Documentary
The Life of Legendary Saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk Topic of New Documentary, The Case of the Three Sided Dream
Directed by Adam Kahan it Includes Electrifying Archival Footage, Intimate Interviews and Inspired Animated Sequences
Streaming and Download on Vimeo On Demand May 1,
Available on iTunes on May 31and Coming to DVD This Fall
"Rahsaan was a beautiful human being and a phenomenal musician.
This film captures him in all of his depth, musical force and spirituality.
- Dorthaan Kirk
Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1935-1977) was a one of a kind musician, personality and satirist who despite being blind and becoming paralyzed - did not relent. He was
more than a blind musician who could play three horns at once. 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 The Case of the Three Sided Dream, 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."
The Case of the Three Sided Dream premiered
at the 2014 South by Southwest film festival and also was screened at
Full Frame, Blue Note Jazz Festival, IFC Center, IDFA, Sound Unseen, Big
Sky, Noise Pop, PAFF LA and Atlanta, MIFF, Raindance and many other
festivals, towns, countries and venues over the past year.
film was awarded Best Documentary at the 2015 Pan African Film Festival
in Los Angeles, as well as Best Documentary at the 2015 Soundtrack
Cologne festival in Cologne, Germany. It was also named one of the top
ten music documentaries of 2014 by Nonfics.com.
The film will be released world wide and will be a joint release by Monoduo Films, Vimeo on Demand, Syndicado and Arthaus. It will be available to stream and download on Vimeo On Demand May 1, available on iTunes May 31 and on DVD this Fall. Further screenings are also planned for later this year in New York, LA, Toronto and Europe.
Adam Kahan and the estate of Rahsaan Roland Kirk are laying the
groundwork for a biopic on Kirk and seeking an executive producer.
About the Director:
Kahan is a filmmaker living in Brooklyn, New York. He started making
films in 1989 in San Francisco, when he bought his first Super 8 camera.
His first short film "Eyeball" played the San Francisco Film Arts
Foundation festival in 1992, and multiple other festivals in the states
and abroad. Adam works across multiple genres from documentary to
narrative to experimental, and has worn multiple hats including
Director, Producer, Writer and Editor. He has also made several short
documentaries on contemporary artists (such as Andres Serrano, Fred
Tomaselli and Urs Fischer) that have played on national television and
in festivals internationally. The Case of the Three Sided Dream is his first feature.
Watch the trailer and pre-order through Vimeo On Demand: