End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday April 15, 2020

This week on End Credits, it’s all about the music. And real life. We’re going to get into some smooth jazz with a biography of the late, great Miles Davis in Birth of the Cool, and before that we’re going to talk about 10 documentaries with scary themes, you know, because there’s not enough to worry about in these coronavirus afflicted days. 

This Wednesday, April 15, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss:

Shock-umentaries. April is usually Hot Docs month in Toronto, the world’s largest celebration of documentary films. And hey, this week we’re reviewing a documentary, right in the middle of these scary times. Scary? Documentary? This week we’re going to combine the two by talking about 10 great horror-based documentaries you can find easily, and not so easily.

REVIEW: Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019). In the 1940s, a young trumpet player came out of East St. Louis and changed everything about popular music. In his five-decade career, Davis reinvented jazz, and he reinvented himself, on almost a regular basis. It would be a wonder if any filmmaker could stuff all that life and music into a single two-hour documentary, but some how they did it with this one. This film is part of the PBS American Masters series and is available on Netflix.

End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 2 pm.

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