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Wonderland Film Series | I Called Him Morgan

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Provident1898

411 W. Chapel Hill St

Durham, NC 27701

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A Provident1898 film series to honor the Wonderland Theater built in 1920 on Pettigrew Street in Durham, North Carolina.

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Our Wonderland Film Series continues VIRTUALLY with I Called Him Morgan!

Join our Netflix Watch Party on April 9 at 7pm to watch it with us, then tune in to Facebook Live to watch Joshua Gunn interview Larry Thomas, featuring your questions.

RSVP to receive the link to the party 30 minutes before our Party starts.

Join us every first Thursday of the month (November - June) for our monthly film series in honor of the Wonderland Theater, a black owned movie theater built by Frederick K. Watkins. We are honored to share Kasper Colllin's I Called Him Morgan with the Provident1898 community February 6th at 7pm. Stick around after the screening to enjoy some refreshments and talk with our surprise guest!

You must have a ticket to enter, limit 2 tickets per person.

I CALLED HIM MORGAN (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 shock-waves 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.

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