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NCBFF Monthly Film Series: "I Called Him Morgan"

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Jengo's Playhouse

815 Princess Street

Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

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The North Carolina Black Film Festival presents the critically acclaimed documentary I CALLED HIM MORGAN on February 25, 2018 at Jengo's Playhouse in Wilmington, North Carolina. Following the film screening, there will be a talkback with Larry Reni Thomas. Larry Reni Thomas will talk about his experience with Helen Morgan, whom he interviewed in February 1996 in Wilmington, North Carolina, a month before her death in March of that year. He will also discuss his role in the documentary plus he will have autographed copies of his book for sale which is entitled "The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan".

The event will take place at Jengo's Playhouse (815 Princess St., Wilmington, NC 28401) on February 25, 2018 at 5pm. Doors will open at 4:30pm. Admission is $10 at the door and also in advance at https://leemorganilm.eventbrite.com

Synopsis: On a snowy night in February 1972, the 33 year old jazz trumpet star Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife, Helen, during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts the people who knew the Morgans. Helen served time for the crime and, following her release, retreated into obscurity. Over 20 years later, a chance encounter led her to give a remarkable interview. Helen’s revealing audio “testimony” acts as a refrain throughout the film, which draws together a wealth of archival photographs and footage, notable talking heads and incredible jazz music to tell the ill-fated pair’s story. Part true-crime tale, part love story, and an all-out musical treat, I CALLED HIM MORGAN is a stirring tribute to two unique personalities and the music that brought them together.

This event is sponsored by Speller Street Films and Cucalorus Festival.

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