Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

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USA | 2016 | 99 minutes | John Scheinfeld

May 6 - 14, 2017

The beauty, poignancy, energy, pain, joy and inspiration heard in nearly 50 John Coltrane recordings from throughout his career bring alive the artist and times in which he lived.

The portrait of a remarkable artist reveals the critical events, passions, experiences, and challenges that shaped the life of John Coltrane and his revolutionary sounds.  It is a story of demons and darkness, of persistence and redemption.

Coltrane's vibrant presence comes alive through his print interviews, as spoken by Denzel Washington, who helps illuminate what Coltrane was thinking and feeling at critical moments in his life and career. 

  • Director: John Scheinfeld
  • Principal Cast: Denzel Washington, Common, Bill Clinton, Carlos Santana, John Densmore, Cornel West, Wynton Marsalis
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 99 minutes
  • Producer: Spencer Proffer, John Beug, Scott Pascucci, and Dave Harding
  • Screenplay: John Scheinfeld
  • Cinematographers: Stan Taylor
  • Editors: Peter S. Lynch II
  • Music: John Coltrane
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • US Distributor: Abramorama