Magazine article Screen International

'Miles Ahead' to Close 53rd New York Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

'Miles Ahead' to Close 53rd New York Film Festival

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Miles Ahead bookends the festival with Robert Zemeckis' previously announced opener The Walk.

Daniel Wagner's BiFrost Pictures financed the project in association with Ingenious and Sobini Films and UTA packaged and represents US rights to the film, which chronicles the life of the jazz pioneer in the late 1970s in Manhattan as he deals with sycophants, industry executives, career highs and lows and memories of the love of his life, Frances Taylor.

Cheadle stars opposite Emayatzy Corinealdi and Ewan McGregor and also produced with Pamela Hirsch, Lenore Zeman, Daniel Wagner, Robert Barnum, Vince Willburn and Daryl Porter. IM Global handled international sales.

"I admire Don's film because of all the intelligent decisions he's made about how to deal with Miles, but I was moved – deeply moved – by Miles Ahead for other reasons," said Kent Jones, selection committee chair at the festival. …

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