This new documentary illuminates the life, music, and philosophies of renowned drummer/percussionist Milford Graves. Since the 1960s, Graves (born 1941) has performed internationally with free-jazz luminaries such as Albert Ayler and Sonny Sharrock.

Milford Graves Full Mantis takes viewers into Graves’s Queens home to meet the relentlessly curious artist. His ruminations on life, nature, and the fluidity of rhythm are intercut with archival performance footage—including a European concert and an ecstatic happening at a Japanese school.

• Read an essay about the film from “Artforum” magazine.

• Read an interview with the filmmaker.

• Learn more about the musician.

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Director
Jake Meginsky and Neil Young
Released
2018
Country
USA
Running Time
91 minutes
Format
Digital, Color
Website
https://www.fullmantis.com/