On The Road Film Festival Preview 2017
City Premiere @ Detour Cinema – Rome

Sunday, October 15 2017 – h7p.m.

“MILES AHEAD is not just about the music. It’s about what we all face at one time or another in our lives; questions about who we really are, what we have to say and how will we say it. How will we ultimately be defined and who gets to say so?”


Screening in english o.v. with Italian subtitles

directed by Don Cheadle
Con Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy E. Corinealdi, L. Stanfield

In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. Alone and holed up in his home, he is beset by chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications, his mind haunted by unsettling ghosts from the past.

Don Cheadle co-wrote and stars in his directorial debut, a fanciful (Cheadle prefers the term “metaphorical”) tale of an encounter between Ewan McGregor’s Rolling Stone journalist and Cheadle’s reclusive Miles Davis in 1979. Having lost his muse and succumbed to years of medicated silence, Davis is rumoured to be on the brink of a comeback. But an attempted interview soon descends into a caper chase of drug deals, shootouts and stolen tapes, interspersed with flashbacks to Davis’s once-inspirational relationship with Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi), amid rasping declarations that “it takes a long time to play like yourself”.

Like Davis’s music, the film’s structure is modal, with Cheadle getting the legend’s changing stance spot on, as we slip on a cymbal splash between his incarnations as the sharp-suited epitome of cool and the coke-addled “Howard Hughes of jazz”.


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