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Love Longing Loss: At Home with Charles Lloyd During a Year of the Plague

music documentary

december 1 19:00

PAGLEJ! a series of movies about music

Thursday, December 1, at 19:00
Filmsko gledališče Idrija
Admission free

Screenplay and director: Dorothy Darr. Music: Charles Lloyd. Production: Dorothy Darr, 2021. Duration: 60 min.

Photo: Dorothy Darr

Quite a few documentaries have been made about Charles Lloyd, one of the most idiosyncratic American jazz musicians, who has also collaborated on regular basis with musicians of other genres. However, Love Longing Loss: At Home with Charles Lloyd During a Year of the Plague is quite a different kind of movie, since it was filmed during the recent lockdown. In fact, the inability to perform during the epidemic was an indirect reason for the making of the film. After a successful performance in Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Hall in November 2019, Lloyd was booked for two more concerts in 2020, but the epidemic intervened. That is why Piotr Turkiewicz, the curator of the Pierre Boulez Hall, as well as a close long-time collaborator of Charles Lloyd and his wife Dorothy Darr, initiated the making of a film about the saxophonist, which will bear witness to his struggle with solitude. Dorothy Darr, a painter and video artist, who has already made quite a few documentaries about her life partner, took on the direction. At their home in Santa Barbara, California, she recorded Lloyd for several months with an iPhone, Lumix cameras and a Zoom portable recorder and created a rarely seen intimate portrait in which the jazz musician performs a series of solo compositions, as well as reveals his views on solitude, resistance, social injustice and the traditions of his ancestors.

The movie series is prepared in co-production with Idrija City Library.

Photo: Dorothy Darr


december 1
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