Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Date(s) - Friday, October 25, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Lascaux Micro-Theater

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Hey Everyone – We are thrilled to bring you: MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL: 2019, USA, 115 min, NR. Check out the trailer here.

MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL holds a 94% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes; and is currently screening in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Buckhannon!

The central theme of Miles Davis’s life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. It made him a star—it also made him incredibly difficult to live with, for the people who loved him most. Again and again, in music and in life, Miles broke with convention—and when he thought his work came to represent a new convention, he changed it again. Miles’s bold disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator in music—from bebop to “cool jazz,” modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ‘n’ roll, and even hip-hop.

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn.

This year celebrates the 60th anniversary of KIND OF BLUE. I recently discovered some liner notes from a reissue of that album, one written by Bill Evans and another by Robert Palmer.

“It’s a film that Miles himself would recognize – truthful, gritty, elegantly musical, unpredictable and even surprising – the kind of complex yet elegiac tribute a man as relentlessly real as Miles Davis deserves” – Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle.

Reservations can be emailed back to or left at the theater hotline (304-473-1818). As usual, ¾ Café will be open for dinner service on Friday and Saturday evenings (5PM-Close), and Sunday brunch (10AM-2PM).