Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (THE U.S. VS. JOHN LENNON and WHO IS HARRY NILSSON..?), the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalog. Scheinfeld brings his strong story-telling skills to the creation of a rich, textured and compelling narrative that takes the audience to unexpected places. Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, CHASING TRANE brings John Coltrane to life as a fully dimensional being, inviting the audience to engage with Coltrane the man, Coltrane the artist. With Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Heath, McCoy Tyner, John Densmore, Bill Clinton, Wynton Marsalis, Cornel West, Common, Ravi Coltrane, Antonia Andrews, Lewis Porter, Ben Ratliff.
Celebrate the filmmaking achievements of the filmmakers and subjects of their searing, entertaining and insightful works presented at the 2017 DocuWest film festival.
At noon, a panel of local, national and international documentary filmmakers will talk and answer questions about what it takes to go from idea to final cut. Then to a projects impact and outreach strategy. Panel will include many of the visiting filmmakers whose films screen during the festival.