Saturday, August 13, 2016

USA: "The Case of the Three Sided Dream" - Rahsaan Roland Kirk Documentary - DVD/Blu-ray Release on August 26

The Case of the Three Sided Dream Documents The Life of Legendary Saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk

DVD/Blu-ray Release Set for August 26 in Celebration 
of Roland Kirk's Birthday Month and 40th Anniversary 
of Influential Album, The Return of the 5000lb Man 

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"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

"...he literally used bells and whistles, and the harmonica, kazoos, the saxello, tambourines, and, gasp, the nose flute-he was, at the same time, a traditionalist, something Adam Kahan makes clear..." - Esquire

Vibrant doc focuses on archival clips to get at the heart of its 
subject's distinctive art. -

"A traditional documentary with solemn voice-over, career timeline and 
critical assessments this is not." - The Seattle Times
"Director Adam Kahan has created a vibrant and passionate film illuminating 
the many facets of his extraordinary subject." - Huffington Post

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 Dreamis 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.
The 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
Additionally 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:
Adam 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.

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