Event | Film and Video Screenings The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon

Date and Location

  • When: Thursday, December 13, 2018

    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

  • Where: James Madison Building - Pickford Theater (LM302)

    101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540

Part of Concerts from the Library of Congress

For more information, please call 202-707-5503. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]

Jazz saxophone legend Dexter Gordon is the subject of a new autobiography/biography, "Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon" (University of California Press, 2018). Maxine Gordon finished and compiled the work, and will speak about the book as an introduction to a screening of "‘Round Midnight." Now a classic, the film earned Dexter Gordon both a Grammy for the soundtrack and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.