Film and Jazz fuse for the Offbeat Jazz and Cinema Festival at the Institut Français in London, running from 24th-26th May. Following on from the successful one-off events, this weekend-long festival explores the connections between jazz, improv and film with a unique mix of screenings, live contemporary jazz and imaginary soundtracks and Q&A discussions with jazz experts and musicians.
Martial Solal‘s score for Godard’s À bout de souffle (Breathless) is reimagined by pianist Gauthier Toux, before a screening of the classic film, while Armel Dupas imagines a totally new one for piano and electronics for DW Griffith’s Broken Blossoms. There’s a discussion ahead of the launch of a major new book on European jazz, a film for kids and the UK premiere of the Django Reinhardt biopic that opened last year’s Berlin festival.
Full programme and ticket links:
Thur 24th May – Django + Q&A
Fri 25th May – ‘The History of European Jazz’ Book Discussion
Fri 25th May – Broken Blossoms Cine-Concert with Armel Dupas
Sat 26th May – Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Sat 26th May – À bout de souffle (Breathless) preceded by music from Gauthier Toux