The Charleston Jewish Filmfest and Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture present:
A FREE film screening and discussion of the acclaimed jazz documentary:
- BODY AND SOUL will be available for screening between Monday, October 12 and Thursday, October 15, 2020.
- DISCUSSION of the film and the history of jazz in Charleston with Dr. Karen Chandler and Charlton Singleton takes place on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.
- Both programs are virtual, free, and open to the public
Winner of the Best Music Documentary award at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, BODY AND SOUL: AN AMERICAN BRIDGE recounts the story of one of the most popular songs in the jazz repertoire. In the Great American Songbook, standards from Jewish composers were inducted into the jazz canon by black musicians. Using archival footage and commentary, the film illuminates the complex musical interplay between Jewish and African-American cultures. Watch trailer here. To register for FREE link, click here.
Delve into the history of jazz music in Charleston with Charlton Singleton, composer, conductor, and trumpet player for Grammy award winning Ranky Tanky, and Dr. Karen Chandler, director of the Graduate Certificate in Arts and Cultural Management at CofC and co-founder of the Charleston Jazz Initiative (CJI). The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Ashley Walters, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at CofC. Viewing the film is not a requirement for attending the ZOOM Q & A. Click here to register for discussion
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Cosponsored by the College of Charleston, Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program, Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture, and Arts Management Program.