Local filmmaker Jorge Rubiera will premiere his newest documentary, Abbey Rader: Get Free at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 4:30 PM. A live jazz concert by Abbey Rader and his quartet will take place after the screening, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and musicians. Admission is free.
A second opportunity to see the film and band will be on Saturday, February 21 at 7:30 pm at Audioteque on Lincoln Road as part of the Subtropics Experimental Music and Sound Art Biennial. Admission is free.
About the film:
Abbey Rader: Get Free explores the journey of Abbey Rader, a jazz drummer, Buddhist and martial artist, who dedicated his life to the pursuit of spiritual freedom. His purpose was defined as a young musician in New York when, in the fertile mid-60s, he experienced the spiritual power of John Coltrane’s quartet. From then on, he sought to release himself from all constrictions, musical or otherwise. His path brought him to a Buddhist master from China and jazz legends on both sides of the Atlantic. Fifty years later, his quest to perform and live in the moment continues.
About the filmmaker:
Jorge Rubiera is a filmmaker from Miami, FL who has made more than a dozen short films, music videos, and in 2014 completed a feature with his production company Swamp Valve Pictures. For more than a decade he has made a living as a commercial cinematographer and editor of documentaries, television commercials and short films. He currently works alongside Brett O’Bourke and Gaspar Gonzales at Common Machine Productions, an Emmy award-wining production company with offices in Miami, FL and Chicago, IL
For more information go to:
Official Website: http://www.abbeyraderfilm.com/
Production Company Website: http://www.swampvalve.com/
Abbey Rader’s Website: http://abbeyrader.com/
Miami Beach Cinematheque Website: http://mbcinema.com/
Subtropics Website Website: http://subtropics.org/xxiii/
About Abbey Rader
Abbey Rader is a musician and composer who has dedicated his life to playing improvised music as part of a spiritual quest for deeper meaning. He is heavily influenced by his study of Buddhism under the tutelage of the Master Sheng Yen, beginning in 1975 at the Ch’an Center in Queens, New York. His career spans over four decades with a discography that includes 26 albums, the majority under his leadership. He lived in Europe in the late 70s and 80s where he performed with John Handy, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Gunter Hampel, Jeanne Lee, Marion Brown, Mal Waldron, and had his own band, The Right Time. Read more…