The Manchester International Film Festival, now in its second year, will screen 93 independent films during its four day run from March 3-6 – including several UK, European and world premieres of full length features, documentaries, shorts, music videos, and animations. Among the Must-See movies is the world premiere of Vince Giordano – There’s a Future in the Past, a documentary about the Brooklyn born jazz musician who brought the music to ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and numerous Woody Allen films. Vince himself will be appearing at the festival to bring a 1920s Prohibition vibe to ‘Music Saturday’ by playing LIVE alongside Manchester’s very own Mart Rodger’s Jazz band.
Giordano is responsible for the period music in Todd Haynes’ “Carol”, Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviator”, Robert DeNiro’s “The Good Shepherd”, Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Cotton Club”, Gus Van Sant’s “Finding Forrester”, Sam Mendes’ “Revolutionary Road”, Terry Zwigoff’s “Ghost World”, and the upcoming Robert DeNiro/Barry Levinson film about Bernie Madoff, “The Wizard of Lies.” Who is the eccentric musician who, for 40 years, has kept the past alive with his 11-piece big band The Nighthawks, a collection of more than 60,000 band arrangements, and a house-full of vintage musical instruments? And what does it take to make a life as a professional jazz musician in 21st Century New York? Giordano’s dedication has kept this cultural phenomenon on life support through hard times, and introduced it to a new generation of hot jazz virtuosos who are laying claim to this joyful, energetic music.
‘Music Saturday‘ will take over the Odeon Printworks on the 5th March as ManIFF2016 present LIVE music throughout the day leading up to the world premieres of Vince Giordano – There’s a Future in the Past.
The Manchester Evening News: “A Must-See Film”