’Round Midnight Friday, June 17, 2022 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Jazz on Film

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’Round Midnight

Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
(USA/France, 1986, digital)

Real-life tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon stars as alcoholic Dale Turner, who goes to Paris in the late 1950s to play at the Blue Note club and is befriended by a young Frenchman (François Cluzet). ’Round Midnight’s many jazz performances, recorded live, feature Gordon with Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, and others. This screening honors French filmmaker and film historian Bertrand Tavernier, who died in 2021.

Visiting Guidelines Masks are recommended in Museum auditoriums. Advance tickets are also recommended. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions set forth by the MFAH—learn more here. Doors open 30 minutes before the screening starts. No late entry.

Accessibility The MFAH strives to provide a welcoming and accessible experience for all guests by offering a range of accommodations—learn more here.

The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

’Round Midnight

Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
(USA/France, 1986, 136 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater

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