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John H. Armwood Jazz History Lecture Nashville's Cheekwood Arts Center 1989
Sunday, October 02, 2016
"On the night of February 19, 1972, Helen Morgan walked into the East Village bar Slug’s Saloon with a gun in her handbag. She came to see her common-law husband, the great jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan, whom she had nursed through heroin addiction. They fought, he literally threw her out; then she walked back in and shot him, handed over her gun and waited for the police to arrive. Many years later, Helen was interviewed about her life with the brilliant but erratic musician, and the tapes of that interview are the backbone of this beautifully crafted and deeply affecting film from Kasper Collin (My Name Is Albert Ayler).
Catch a free talk with director Kasper Collin and more Spotlight on Documentary filmmakers at NYFF Live: Documentary Panel on 10/11 at 7:00pm."
I Called Him Morgan | NYFF54