Organized by guest curator Peter Lucas, this year's edition of Jazz on Film showcases a range of highlights: performance clips from the 1920s to 1950s presented by archivist Mark Cantor; a 60th anniversary screening of Otto Preminger's classic The Man with the Golden Arm, starring Frank Sinatra; Shirley Clarke's gritty Harlem story The Cool World; and the 1970 documentary Jack Johnson, featuring a score by Miles Davis.
About the Curator
Peter Lucas has created exhibitions, film series, and public programs in association with the MFAH, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Menil Collection, Aurora Picture Show, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle International Film Festival, and Experience Music Project. He writes about art and film for Glasstire.com. The Houston Press named him Best Curator in 2012 and 2013. Lucas is also a working artist whose recent shows have taken place at the Art League of Houston, CineFest Marfa, and with Rice University's Space Arts Initiative.