HW PicK: “Miles Ahead,” Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis (video)

miles davis by don cheadle1Miles Ahead, a film directed by and starring Don Cheadle about music icon, Harlem fave, Miles Davis, with co-stars Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Here’s a conversation with Don Cheadle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Michael Stuhlbarg in October 2015 at NYFF53:

Don Cheadle does as a director, a writer, and an actor with this remarkable portrait of Davis, refracted through his crazy days in the late ’70s. Holed up in his Manhattan apartment, wracked with pain from a variety of ailments and sweating for the next check from his record company, dodging sycophants and industry executives, he is haunted by memories of old glories and humiliations and of his years with his great love Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi). Every second of Cheadle’s cinematic mosaic is passionately engaged with its subject: this is, truly, one of the finest films ever made about the life of an artist. With Ewan McGregor as Dave Brill, the “reporter” who cons his way into Miles’ apartment.

Here’s a teaser:


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A Sony Pictures Classics release.

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