Bird

1988, Movie, R, 161 mins

Bird
A tribute to the life and genius of saxophonist Charlie Parker, BIRD is a collage of passages from Parker's remarkable life, from his childhood in Kansas City, through his tumultuous interracial relationship with Chan Richardson, to his tragic death at the age of 34.

Derived mostly from Chan Parker's unpublished memoir, Life in E-Flat, the story is told through an intricate structure that jumps backward and forward in an ambitious attempt to create a narrative and visual equivalent to Parker's complicated music. In a remarkable directorial effort, Eastwood shows a great flair for atmosphere and composition and presents a nuanced, complex, humane portrait ...

Released: 1988 Rated: R Length: 161 mins

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Bird (1988) -- (Movie Clip) Open, Lester Leaps In
Bird - (Original Trailer)
Bird (1988) -- (Movie Clip) I Owe Dizzy Everything
Bird (1988) -- (Movie Clip) Charlie From Just Around

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