Jimmie Kirkpatrick starring A BINDING TRUTH by Louise Woehrle premieres at Portland Jazz Festival February 18 at the McMenamins Kennedy School Theater

Portland resident and subject of the film Jimmie Kirkpatrick will be at the screening for Q&A
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Feb. 16, 2024 - PRLog -- PDX Jazz, the largest organization presenting jazz performances and associated educational programming in the Pacific Northwest, is excited to announce significant additions to the 2024 Biamp Portland Jazz Festival lineup. The festival, running from February 16 through March 2, 2024, highlights both legendary jazz figures and emerging local talent, promising a diverse and enriching experience.

The festival will also feature the world premiere of a PDX Jazz commissioned piece, "The Age of Influence," by the Shaun Keylock Company with music by Methods Body, marking the debut of jazz-inspired dance at the festival. Furthermore, the community-focused event "A Binding Truth" film screening at McMenamins Kennedy School Theater, accompanied by a jazz conversation with Portland resident Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick and director-producer Louise Woehrle, offers a profound exploration of America's racial history and a path toward healing.

Event Location Details:
Kennedy School - Kennedy School Theater
1PM doors, 2PM film
3:30pm Q&A with Jimmie Kirkpatrick, De Kirkpatrick and Louise Woehrle - Film Director/Producer

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About A Binding Truth Film Screening:
Longtime Portland resident Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick transferred his senior year (1965) to an affluent high school in Charlotte - he was their first Black football star. That decision swept him into one of North Carolina's most volatile civil rights cases, played out at the explosive intersection of football and race. Fellow classmate De watched that case unfold and wrote about it in his college essay application. Decades later, a shocking discovery reveals secrets buried in church records, reconnecting the two men and changing their lives. Their story, rooted in the South, is also America's story – one of slavery's legacy and our current racial divide. It's a story of healing and shows a way forward as Jimmie and De explore their binding truth.

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