Ornette: Made in America
Ornette: Made in America (2012)

Few intersections are as potentially thrilling and explosive as the meeting of great artists from different disciplines. When Oscar (R)-winning filmmaker (and former dancer) Shirley Clarke trained her cameras and creativity on jazz great… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: August 31, 2012
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

[A] fascinating, maddening, one-of-a-kind film.

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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

A funky tribute to the great saxophonist.

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Louis Proyect

A match made in heaven between avant-garde jazz and avant-garde cinema.

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John Anderson
Wall Street Journal

Ms. Clarke's portrait is of an extraordinary artist and genuinely likable man.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

A hazy but inviting glimpse of the great modern jazz musician and his world.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An ambitious offbeat documentary about the elusive Texas avant-garde jazz saxophonist and innovator Ornette Coleman.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

Coleman's life and work are treated as a continuum, which Clarke pulls from at will.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

For the sight and sound of the man in action (including some fine archive footage from the early '70s), it's essential viewing for any jazz aficionado.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Ornette: Made In America is an unusual hybrid of straight documentary and art film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
With the subject of this documentary being the great improvisatory jazz musician Ornette Coleman, filmmaker Shirley Clarke took a suitably free associative… More