Doc'n Roll Film Festival & HIC

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

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John Scheinfeld | 2016 | USA | 99 mins | Unrated (18+) | English language

Doc’n Roll Film Festival - the UK’s music documentary festival - is delighted to return to Hull in collaboration with Hull Independent Cinema this May, for a second unmissable edition of sound & vision. Once again, Doc’n Roll serves up a hand-picked selection of six of the best new documentaries - all of them Hull premieres.

CHASING TRANE is the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform.

Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson…?) the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalog. Scheinfeld brings his strong story-telling skills to the creation of a rich, textured and compelling narrative that takes the audience to unexpected places.

Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, CHASING TRANE brings John Coltrane to life as a fully dimensional being, inviting the audience to engage with Coltrane the man, Coltrane the artist.

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‘This documentary about John Coltrane provides a fine overview of his career for the uninitiated and plenty of lesser-known information for fans.’

Ben Sachs, The Chicago Reader

‘Director John Scheinfeld's doc is a comprehensive, engrossing and, it's tempting to say, worshipful account of the life of the music titan.’

Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter