Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bruce McDonald Hosts 'A Love Supreme' Fundraiser

Director Bruce McDonald (Hard Core Logo, the Tracy Fragments, Pontypool) is hosting a fundraiser tomorrow night (Wednesday, January 28) to raise funds for his new film "A Love Supreme".

The film is based on the novel by Kent Nussey:
"Toronto writer Kent Nussey has given his first novel the same name and structure as Coltrane's album. In the book, we find middle-aged musicologist Omar Snow living in a grubby flat near the trendy stretch of bars and bistros on Toronto's College Street. Omar's work-in-progress is an examination of three jazz composers -- Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and Coltrane. The parts on Monk and Mingus proceed in conventional fashion, but when Omar reaches the section on Coltrane, he realizes his book is turning into something completely unconventional, an attempt, in Omar's words, "to find God in jazz music."
The film will be co-directed by Peter Lynch and produced by Alison Duke.

The fundraiser will be held at the Trane Studio, 964 Bathurst Street, in Toronto and will feature performances by the Rich Brown Trio, Imaan Faith, Infinite, Shaun Booth and jazz vocalist Saida-Baba-Talibah. There will also be previews of already shot footage from 'A Love Supreme.' Attendance costs $50, doors open at 8 p.m. For additional information call the Trane Studio 416.913.8197

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