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Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017)

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CHASING TRANE is the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform. Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson...?) the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalog. Scheinfeld brings his strong story-telling skills to the creation of a rich, textured and compelling narrative that takes the audience to unexpected places. Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, CHASING TRANE brings John Coltrane to life as a fully dimensional being, inviting the audience to engage with Coltrane the man, Coltrane the artist.

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John Coltrane, who died at age 40 in 1967, gets the comprehensive documentary treatment in John Scheinfeld's terrific Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary.

April 21, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Christian Science Monitor
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"Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary" ought to appeal to longtime fans as well as neophytes.

April 20, 2017 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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Scheinfeld's approach is to give the viewer the forest, point out a few trees and get out, confident that those trees will inspire the viewer to spend more time in the forest.

April 14, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
RogerEbert.com
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As a biographical movie, "Chasing Trane" sticks to a conventional, dully informative format. Its ideal venue is a Coltrane tribute event or a classroom.

April 13, 2017 | Full Review…
New York Times
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"Chasing Trane" is a seductive piece of middle-of-the-road documentary filmmaking; it gives you the basics, but beautifully.

April 13, 2017 | Full Review…
Variety
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A blur, a Microsoft Encarta entry run blandly amok.

April 12, 2017 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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