All Night Long – smARTfilms: Jazz

All Night Long – smARTfilms: Jazz

Bainbridge Island
550 Winslow Way East
24 Oct
  • [PAST] October 24th, 2023
  • 7pm
  • 550 Winslow Way East Bainbridge Island
  • Art Festival

All Night Long – smARTfilms: Jazz
(1962, 1h 31min)

All Night Long is a 1962 British neo noir drama and an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello. Set in London’s jazz nightclub scene of the 1960s and featuring a stellar cast of Patrick Mcgoohan, Marti Stevens, Paul Harris, Richard Attenborough and Betsy Blair, the film was first panned by many British critics who were Shakespeare purists. TCM states that they ‘dismissed it as a travesty of the original because of its ‘happy’ ending.’ But the film has been reconsidered not just for its cinematic quality but because it showcases such well known jazz artists as Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck and John Dankworth. The thrilling musical numbers offer a rare look at Mingus and Brubeck in their only appearance in a dramatic film.

Artwork: Julie Sevilla Drake, Bear Falls Apart, 2020. Courtesy of the Artist.

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

  • 550 Winslow Way East Bainbridge Island, WA
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