“By emphasizing live performance and audio recordings over interviews, Kahan lets Kirk's talent speak for itself.” - Chicago Reader
Raindance Film Festival
Leeds International Film Festival
Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk spent his career and life defying conventional limitations. Born blind, he quickly turned into a child prodigy, and continued to overcome obstacles in his adult life as he came to be an inaugural part of the 60’s Jazz scene as well as an important activist. His story is a captivating one, filmmaker Adam Kahan has compiled beautiful archival footage to share the many layers of Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s engrossing story.
United States - 2014 - 1h 28m
Directed By: Adam Kahan
Written By: Adam Kahan
Starring: Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Betty Neals, Steve Turre, Michael max Fleming, Rahn Burton, Dorthaan Kirk, Mark Davis, H. Mattathias Person, Rory Kirk, Akua Dixon, Sonelius Smith