Sun Ra - The Cry of Jazz (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

Sun Ra - The Cry of Jazz (1959)

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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

It took new and young and inexperienced (in cinema) people to get us, after two long decades, out of the vapid, commercial, pale, official documentary.

January 18, 2013 | Full Review…

Its dramatization of the passionate argument between black and white members of a Chicago "jazz appreciation club" is as provocatively stilted and crudely didactic as anything in Brecht (or Oscar Micheaux).

November 16, 2010 | Full Review…

Provocative mix of racial politics and progressive jazz.

February 3, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

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