National Archives at Kansas City

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary Film Screening and Discussion


November 1, 2017

Kansas City (MO)… On Friday, November 3 at 6:00 p.m., the National Archives in partnership with the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group, Kansas City PBS, and the American Jazz Museum, will host a film screening and discussion of Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary. This film will be screened at the Gem Theater, 1615 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO.

Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist. The film is the definitive look at the boundary-shattering musician whose influence continues to this day and includes commentary from Denzel Washington, Carlos Santana, Common, Cornel West, Bill Clinton and others. Chasing Trane is part of KCPT's Indie Lens Pop-Up film series made available through the PBS documentary program Independent Lens. This program is part of a film series presented in collaboration with the American Jazz Museum, Greater KC Black History Study Group and Kansas City PBS.

Reservations are requested for this free program, RSVP.  

The National Archives at Kansas City is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit   

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