Official Selection: Toronto Film Festival
Director John Scheinfeld (best known for The US vs John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson…?) turns his attention to the life and music of the legendary saxophonist John Coltrane. Combining archive footage with contributions from the likes of Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Heath, McCoy Tyner, John Densmore, Bill Clinton, Wynton Marsalis, Cornel West, Common, Ravi Coltrane, Antonia Andrews, Lewis Porter, and Ben Ratliff, Chasing Trane offers a fascinating and compelling portrait of the musician and the man.
“In Chasing Trane, Scheinfeld has created a moving and inspirational tribute to one of the great musicians and spiritual influences of our times.” – Jazz Collector
“What emerges in this film is not just a great artist but also a noble soul that constantly sought to be gentle. The fact that someone as wholly beautiful as John Coltrane once walked this earth is enough to make you maintain some kind of faith in humanity itself.” Rogerebert.com