2019. USA. 52 min. English.
Director: C.D. Malloy Featuring: Chuck Mangione, Barry Miles, Will Lee, Steve Gadd, Jeanie Bryson, James Taylor
On February 12, 2009, at 10:17 PM, Continental Flight 3407 fell from the sky near Buffalo, New York, killing jazz musician Coleman Mellett. He was just 34 years old. In the wake of the tragedy, Mellett’s recording partner Barry Miles discovered eleven unfinished songs, each with a vocal and guitar sample recording. Those who knew him as an accomplished jazz musician, including Chuck Mangione, had never heard him sing. These original compositions about his life and the people who meant the most to him comprise Mellett’s final work. Detailing the making of Mellett’s magnum opus, Malloy’s touching documentary is a tender homage to a talent lost with a poignant nod to what is left behind. Discussion with filmmaker Jeanie Bryson and subject Zeb Mellett, moderated by John Kelly (VAFF)
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