MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS premiered at SXSW in 2018 and was officially selected for  the Copenhagen International Documentary Festival, the Sarasota International Film Festival, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Director Jake Meginsky is a New Music USA award-winner and a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow.

Featured #CBTP2018 Event: Film screening with filmmaker Jake Meginsky with introduction by WilliamHorberg.

MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS is the first ever feature-length portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity. Graves is a founding pioneer of avant-garde jazz, and he remains one of the most influential living figures in the evolution of the form.

Words and music by Milford Graves
Directed by Jake Meginsky
Co-directed by Neil Young 2018

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