Event | Film and Video Screenings The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon
Date and Location
When: Thursday, December 13, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Where: James Madison Building - Pickford Theater (LM302)
101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540
For more information, please call 202-707-5503. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]
Jazz saxophone legend Dexter Gordon is the subject of a new autobiography/biography, "Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon" (University of California Press, 2018). Maxine Gordon finished and compiled the work, and will speak about the book as an introduction to a screening of "‘Round Midnight." Now a classic, the film earned Dexter Gordon both a Grammy for the soundtrack and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.