SOUND OF REDEMPTION: The Frank Morgan Story - Ontario Premiere
The 5th edition of the Toronto Black Film Festival will run from February 15th to 19th. Coinciding with Black History Month, #TBFF17 will host another year of celebrating diversity within the black communities through 40 powerful films from 20 countries, exciting panels, amazing guests, and special events.
We are proud to co-present the Ontario Premiere of SOUND OF REDEMPTION: The Frank Morgan Story, about jazz legend Frank Morgan.
WHEN: February 16th @ 7 PM
WHERE: Carlton Cinema
COST: $10 ticket (http://torontoblackfilm.com/festival/#/film/10)
By the age of 15, Frank Morgan was an accomplished saxophonist, playing with the likes of Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday. As his notoriety grew, so too did a steady heroin addiction. landing him in and out of jail for over 30 years. With so much incarcerated musical talent, the San Quentin jailhouse put together on of the country's leading 16-piece jazz groups during the 1950s. SOUND OF REDEMPTION offers a frank look into the ups and downs of Morgan's life and a reflective look at African-American culture in 1950s Los Angeles.