Dingo (1991)

John Anderson (Colin Friels) has a passion for jazz, which will find him traveling from the outback Western Australia to the jazz clubs of Paris where he hopes to meet his idol trumpeter Billy Cross (Miles Davis).

Probably the best part of this movie is the opening, as Davis and his band play a set on a remote airstrip in the Australian outback as the locals watch.

This film has some basis in reality, as Australia’s best jazz saxophonist Bernie McGann would often leave his mailman job to practice out in the wild.

Directed by Rolf de Heer (Bad Boy Bubby) and written by Marc Rosenberg, who had worked with de Heer on Encounter at Raven’s Gate, this is one of the last filmed performances of Davis, who also scored the film along with Michel Legrand.

Dingo has been screening at arthouses across America but will be available on digital and DVD as of April 12 from Dark Star Pictures.

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