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june, 2018

15junfriOCFF 2018: Milford Graves Full Mantis - Documentary Feature Comp8:30 pm - 11:30 pm Event Type :Screening + Bookstore Disco

Milford Graves: Full Mantis

Event Details

We’re joining Oak Cliff Film Festival to host the screening of Milford Graves Full Mantis.

This is the first ever feature-length portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity. Graves tells stories of discovery, struggle and survival, ruminates on the essence of ‘swing,’ activates electronic stethoscopes in his basement lab to process the sound of his heart, and travels to Japan where he performs at a school for children with autism, igniting the student body into an ecstatic display of spontaneous collective energy. Oscillating from present to past and weaving intimate glimpses of the artist’s complex cosmology with blistering performances from around the globe, Milford Graves Full Mantis is cinema full of fluidity, polyrhythm and intensity, embodying the essence of Graves’ music itself.

The movie has been produced and directed by Jake Meginsky (who played at The Wild Detectives, a couple of years ago) and Neil Young. Jake, and George Myers (co-producer of the movie) will Dj a session inside the bookstore after the movie and until midnight. Don’t miss this opportunity, our Bookstore Disco parties are on the way of becoming legendary.

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(Friday) 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm


The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas