THE BALLAD OF FRED HERSCH – Full Frame Third Fridays, part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC

THE BALLAD OF FRED HERSCH returns to Durham after its World Premiere at Full Frame 2016 for a one-night-only appearance at the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham! This screening is part of Full Frame’s Third Friday Film Series, a program of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. The film will show at the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham.

Third Friday screenings are free and open to the public, but attendees must reserve a ticket via Eventbrite starting at 9am on the morning of the screening to attend. Seating is limited. There will be a last minute line at the venue to accommodate any last minute cancellations/no-shows.

Directed by Charlotte Lagarde, Carrie Lozano
November 18, 2016 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm)
Full Frame Theater
Free ticket required
Film website

Internationally renowned jazz pianist Fred Hersch is a masterful musician, a highly expressive improviser and composer who pulls from varied musical traditions and genres to create free-flowing works that are uniquely his own. Enormously influential to a new generation of musicians, Hersch also blazed trails in the jazz world when he came out as gay and HIV- positive in the 1990s. Directors Charlotte Lagarde and Carrie Lozano offer a sensitive look at this maverick in THE BALLAD OF FRED HERSCH, giving his gorgeous music plenty of space. We watch Hersch riff in clubs and concert halls, and follow his painstaking creative process as he seeks to turn a near-death experience—the two months he spent in an AIDS-related coma in 2008—into a piece of multimedia jazz theater. As Hersch channels the dreams and nightmares he had while unconscious into a new composition, we develop an intimate understanding of an artist who is at once unassuming and incomparable.

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