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Jazz Is Our Religion (N/C 15)

18 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venue Glasgow Film Theatre
Location of Glasgow Film Theatre


Drawing heavily on the photography of Val Wilmer and the poetry of Langston Hughes and Ted Joans, John Jeremy’s rarely seen Jazz is Our Religion (1972) has been described as one of the very few total jazz movies ever made. Featuring narration by Joans, Rashied Ali and Dizzy Gillespie and music by Charlie Parker, Lol Coxhill and many of the greats, Jeremy’s film brilliantly captures the essence of a musical form spanning several generations. 

The screening will be accompanied by Louis van Gasteren's short Jazz and Poetry (1964) and a reading by Jim Carruth, Glasgow's 2014 poet laureate. 

20.30 – Doors
20.45 – Introduction, supporting short film Jazz and Poetry (Louis van Gasteren, 1964) and performance by poet Jim Carruth
21.15 – Jazz Is Our Religion

Immediately following this special 35mm screening there will be a live show and party at Joytown Grand Electric Theatre, featuring award winning five piece band Ezra Collective (one of the groups pioneering the new-wave of UK jazz music - Boiler Room) and highly acclaimed jazz DJ Donna Leake (NTS, brilliant corners, London)

Film only
£8 / £6 concessions
Film + afterparty (over 18s only)£12 / £10 concessions
Party-only from 22.00
Tickets available on the door
  • Director John Jeremy
  • Certification N/C 15+
  • Running time 50m
  • Country UK
  • Language English
  • Year of production 1972
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