Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast includes: Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora
Hosted by Hidden Beach
161 Mins / 1988 / USA

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A biographical movie based on jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker (Forest Whitaker). Addicted to drugs from a young age, Parker suffers the corresponding highs and lows but his loving wife Chan (Diane Venora) supports him.

"The movie is about song in darkness, joy wrung out of grief. The portrayal of Parker’s interracial liaison with his last, common-law wife, Chan - one of the subtlest love stories in any recent film - is typical of “Bird’s” mix of film noir romanticism and a gutty acceptance of life as it is." - LA Times

Whitaker's performance as Parker won him the Best Actor award at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival and Eastwood was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Director.

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