Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes
Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes explores the unique and ground-breaking vision behind the iconic jazz label. Through rare archival material, current recording sessions and intimate conversations with Blue Note artists, such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Robert Glasper, the film uncovers a history of jazz that is not static, but an art form suffused with deep humanity that remains fiercely political and relevant today.
Screening of film is followed by a moderated post-film conversation with Director Sophie Huber and Producer Susanne Guggenberger.
Sophie Huber, Director
Born in Switzerland and based in Los Angeles, Sophie Huber gained her filmmaking experience as a member of an award-winning Berlin film collective, for which she co-directed several narrative films. Her debut feature documentary, the award-winning HARRY DEAN STANTON: PARTLY FICTION premiered at the Venice Film Festival and was theatrically released in 2013. Her second documentary, BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES, won the German Doc Film Award 2019 and opened to critical acclaim in US cinemas in the summer of 2019.
Susanne Guggenberger, Producer
Based in Zurich and Los Angeles, Susanne Guggenberger is one of the producers of Mira Film in Switzerland. Mira Film has produced award-winning documentaries with international partners. https://mirafilm.ch Susanne’s notable films as a Producer are: THE WAR IN ME (Theatrical/ZDF/SRF 2019), BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES (Theatrical/SRF, BBC 2018), THE BEEKEEPER AND HIS SON (Theatrical/SRF 2016), THE CHIMPANZEE COMPLEX (Theatrical/NPRO/SRF) 2015, EVERYDAY REBELLION (Theatrical/ARTE/SRF 2013). Currently she is developing the VR installation THE TRUE FILM.