This spring, you can catch the documentary, “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Story” in theaters. Written and directed by John Scheinfeld, the film explores the life and impact of the legendary saxophonist.
Coltrane passed away in 1967 due to liver cancer. Prior to his death, he never gave a single television interview, and he rarely did radio interviews. That is why the director chose Academy Award-winning actor, Denzel Washington to bring the words of Coltrane to life in the film.
The documentary features interviews with President Bill Clinton, Common, Carlos Santana, Kamasi Washington, Dr. Cornel West and Sonny Rollins. The film is produced with the full cooperation of Coltrane’s family and the record labels that own the Coltrane catalog.
“Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Story” will hit theaters across the country beginning in New York on April 14.
There will be a screening of the film at Downer Theatre on May 15 at 7:00pm
Watch the trailer below.