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    Round Midnight (15)

    Merlin Theatre
    Thursday 20th October 2011
    Bretrand Tavernier – 1986 – 133 mins
    USA/France
    Language: English/French

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    Real-life jazz legend Dexter Gordon brilliantly portrays the fictional tenor sax player Dale Turner, a musician slowly losing the battle with alcoholism, estranged from his family, and hanging on by a thread in the 1950's New York jazz world.  Dale gets an offer to play in Paris, where, like many other black American musicians at the time, he enjoys a respect for his humanity that is not based upon the colour of his skin.

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