Miles ahead

July 28th


Miles ahead (Don Cheadle, 2015). USA. OV with Spanish subtitles.100’. DCP.


*Presentation: Miguel Martín.


OV with Spanish subtitles: original version with Spanish subtitles


In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. A wily music reporter, Dave Braden forces his way into Davis’ house and, over the next couple of days, the two men unwittingly embark on a wild and sometimes harrowing adventure to recover a stolen tape of the musician’s latest compositions. Davis’ mercurial behavior is fueled by memories of his failed marriage to the talented and beautiful dancer Frances Taylor. During their romance and subsequent marriage, Frances served as Davis’ muse. The idyll however, was short lived. The eight-year marriage was marked by infidelity and abuse, and Frances was forced to flee for her own safety as Milles’ mental and physical health deteriorated.