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Ornette: Made in America (1985)

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85 min | Documentary, Music

Ornette: Made In America captures Ornette's evolution over three decades. Returning home to Fort Worth, Texas in 1983 as a famed performer and composer, documentary footage, dramatic scenes, and some of the first music video-style segments...See moreOrnette: Made In America captures Ornette's evolution over three decades. Returning home to Fort Worth, Texas in 1983 as a famed performer and composer, documentary footage, dramatic scenes, and some of the first music video-style segments ever made, chronicle his boyhood in segregated Texas and his subsequent emergence as an American cultural pioneer and world-class icon. Among those who contribute to the film include William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Buckminster Fuller, Don Cherry, Yoko Ono, Charlie Haden, Robert Palmer, Jayne Cortez and John Rockwell. See less
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Updated Sep 13, 1985

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Feb 21, 1986 (United States)

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Ornette Coleman
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John Giordano
Himself, orchestra conductor Himself, orchestra conductor   See fewer
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Brion Gysin
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Don Cherry
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Robert Palmer
Himself, writer and musicologist Himself, writer and musicologist   See fewer
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George Russell
Himself, jazz pianist and composer Himself, jazz pianist and composer   See fewer
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Denardo Coleman
Himself Himself   See fewer
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James Clay
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Jayne Cortez
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Truvenza Leach
Herself, Ornette Coleman's sister Herself, Ornette Coleman's sister   See fewer
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Martin Williams
Himself, jazz critic and writer Himself, jazz critic and writer   See fewer
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Charlie Haden
Himself Himself   See fewer
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John Rockwell
Himself, music critic, The New York Times Himself, music critic, The New York Times   See fewer
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Demon Marshall
Young Ornette Young Ornette   See fewer
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Eugene Tatum
teenage Ornette teenage Ornette   See fewer
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Bern Nix
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Bob Bolen
Himself (as Mayor Bob Bolen) Himself (as Mayor Bob Bolen)   See fewer
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Dewey Redman
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Charles Ellerbe
Himself, Prime Time musician Himself, Prime Time musician   See fewer
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Sabir Kamal
Himself, Prime Time musician Himself, Prime Time musician   See fewer
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Albert McDowell
Himself, Prime Time musician Himself, Prime Time musician   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 204 votes