Over the coming weeks, two films centered around two of iconic figures of jazz history will be released; Born to be Blue and Miles Ahead.
Born to Be Blue, directed by Robert Burdeau, will star Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker and will be hitting cinemas on March 25. Miles Ahead, co-written, directed and starring Don Cheadle as Miles Davis, will open in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on April 1, with a wider release in the following weeks. Both films will be promoted with a number of special events before their scheduled release dates.
To promote the release of Born to Be Blue, Ethan Hawke will be visiting New York City’s community center 92Y on March 17. Following a preview screening of the film, the actor will discuss the film and his career at an event moderated by film producer Anette Insdorf.
Miles Ahead is featured in the program of this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, where the film will be screened twice; on March 16 at the Paramount Theatre and on March 19 at the Stateside Theatre.
Don Cheadle will also participate in a panel discussion about the movie on March 17 at 12:30 p.m. at the Austin Convention Center. Pianist Robert Glasper, who scored the film and is producing a forthcoming Miles Davis remix project, will be among the panelists at the event, which will be moderated by Felix Contreras, radio host of Alt-Latino on NPR.