KCRW Berlin Presents DOKUARTS: Filmmaker Stanley Nelson explores the impact of Miles Davis’s cool

Stanley Nelson is recognized as one of the foremost chroniclers of the African-American experience in film. We caught up with the award-winning director while he's in town for Dokuarts and the screening of his latest film, "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool."

Photo by Jess Sweetman


By Jess Sweetman

As part of our ongoing coverage of the DOKUARTS film festival, we interviewed the award-winning American documentary director Stanley Nelson about his latest film “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool.” Nelson, a MacArthur “genius” grant recipient, has been described as “one of the foremost chroniclers of the African American experience in film.”

The film is described by Nelson as a “warts and all” portrayal of the jazz icon, exploring his impact on the American consciousness and beyond. “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool,” is being screened this evening, October 15 at the Zeughauskino of the Deutsches Historisches Museum.

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