'ROUND MIDNIGHT
1986, Warner Bros., 133 min, Dir: Bertrand Tavernier

Jazz legend Dexter Gordon gives the performance of a lifetime as saxophone player Dale Turner, a talented musician whose alcoholism and alienation are getting the best of him in 1950s New York. When Dale is invited to play at a club in Paris, he enjoys a few precious moments of freedom from racism, and a moving if brief relationship with his young daughter and an enthusiastic local fan.


OUT OF AFRICA
1985, Universal, 160 min, USA, Dir: Sydney Pollack

Winner of seven Oscars including Best Original Score by John Barry! Meryl Streep gives a memorable performance as strong willed Baroness Karen Blixen, living in Africa during World War I. Beauty makes wild Africa the main character, among numerous talented actors including Robert Redford and Klaus Maria Brandauer.


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