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The pleasures of being out of step : notes on the life of Nat Hentoff.

Lewis, David L. (Journalist), (film director.). Braugher, Andre, (narrator.). Hentoff, Nat, (interviewee.).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 79 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by David L. Lewis.
Participant or Performer Note:
Featuring, Andre Braugher, Nat Hentoff.
Summary, etc.:
Nat Hentoff is one of the enduring voices of the last 65 years, a writer who championed jazz as an art form and who also led the rise of 'alternative' journalism in America. This unique documentary wraps the themes of liberty, identity and free expression around a historical narrative that stretches from the Great Depression to the Patriot Act. At the core of the film are three extraordinary, intimate conversations with Hentoff. Commentary and perspective are offered through additional interviews with such luminaries as Amiri Baraka, Stanley Crouch, Floyd Abrams, Aryeh Neier and Dan Morgenstern. Interwoven through it all is the sublime music of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and Bob Dylan, along with never-before-seen photographs and archival footage of these artists and other cultural figures at the height of their powers.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Journalists > United States > Biography.
Jazz > History and criticism.

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