Miles Ahead

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Miles Ahead

Don Cheadle
USA, 2015
Fiction, 100min, OF

Photo by Brian Douglas, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics Photo by Brian Douglas, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics Photo by Brian Douglas, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Miles Ahead

Don Cheadle
USA, 2015
Fiction, 100min, OF

Cast: 
Don Chedale
Miles Davis
Ewan McGregor
Dave Braden
Emayatzy Corinealdi
Frances Taylor
Lakeith Lee Stanfield
Junior
Michael Stuhlbarg
Harper
Screenplay: 
Steven Baigelman
Don Cheadle
Camera: 
Roberto Schaefer
Editor: 
John Axelrad
Kayla M. Emter
Composer: 
Robert Glasper
Decoration: 
Hannah Beachler
Costume: 
Gersha Philips

Production: 
Kind of Blue Productions
World Sales: 
IM Global
Distribution in Austria: 
Sony Pictures
Format: 
DCP
Color

MILES AHEAD tells of two fictional days in the life of the grandmasterof Jazz, Miles Davis. “Our attempt with this movie was to try to externalize an internal process. It’s inherently non-dramatic.” In one particularly effective moment, set during recording sessions for Porgy and Bess, Davis sits with the arranger Gil Evans and works out some changes to the score. “That’s one ofpeople’s favorite scenes. That’s just cool because that scene was improvised. There’s just a line in the script that says, Miles works on ‘Gone’. I said I wanted musicians, not actors. When you’re looking at the movie, you feel the authenticity there.” (Don Cheadle talks to David A. Graham)