2014, Dwayne Johnson-Cochran, USA, 94 min.
January 2015: The extraordinary art of Kahil El’Zabar, often called modern jazz’s “best-kept secret,” is explored through the lens of his complicated personal life while on tour. Filmmaker Johnson-Cochran, a long-time friend, has a ringside seat to astonishing performances, after-show liaisons, and mentoring sessions with kids of all ages that showcaseEl’Zabar as a powerfully talented teacher. BE KNOWN captures the quicksilver charisma and the fumbles and flaws of a man who attracts many, and some of the great avant-garde jazz sets of our time. DCP digital. (BS)
Film Screenings at the Siskel Film Center( http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/be-known)