Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise (1980)


Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema

Jan 01

Robert Mugge filmed jazz great Sun Ra on location in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. between 1978 and 1980. The resulting 60-minute film includes multiple public and private performances, poetry readings, a band rehearsal, interviews, and extensive improvisations. Be sure to stick around for our post film Q+A with the director live and in person! Part of Alabama Film Week.

Part of our Alabama Film Week.

Be sure to stick around for an in person Q+A with director Robert Mugge and Burgin Matthews, host of Lost Child Radio and Director of the Southern Music Research Institute immediately following the film.

Join us for a special FREE reading + book signing of Robert’s new memoir Notes from the Road: A Filmmaker’s Journey through American Music before this screening at 6:15pm. Reserve your spot here.