“The most prophetic film ever made . . . it predicted the riots of the ‘60s and ‘70s and gave the basis for them.” Willard Van Dyke, pioneer American documentary filmmaker, Curator of Films, The Museum of Modern Art, 1971.
“. . . packs more of a wallop than the ENTIRE 10 disc Ken Burns Jazz documentary.”
Shandrasblog Dec. 20, 2009
Ed Bland's 1959 film -- THE CRY OF JAZZ -- more current than ever.
"Bland's insights into the art and politics of jazz . . . are profound. . . . the movie, which is as heartfelt as it is analytical, suggests a new dimension in music criticism."
Richard Brody, The New Yorker, Jan. 11,2010
Coming April 2010 - NYU Orphan Film Symposium