Bird

Bird

NITV  |  November 23, 2017

Forest Whitaker stars as brilliant jazz saxophonist Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker in Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood’s homage to Bird’s life and genius. Moving forward and backward through Parker's brief life before his death of a heroin overdose at age 34, the film foregrounds the saxophonist's difficult relationship with his wife, Chan Parker (Diane Venora), but also features lengthy scenes of Parker improvising on stage, lit with the neon and cigarette smoke of vintage jazz clubs.

Forest Whitaker stars as brilliant jazz saxophonist Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker in Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood’s homage to Bird’s life and genius. Moving forward and backward through Parker's brief life before his death of a heroin overdose at age 34, the film foregrounds the saxophonist's difficult relationship with his wife, Chan Parker (Diane Venora), but also features lengthy scenes of Parker improvising on stage, lit with the neon and cigarette smoke of vintage jazz clubs.

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