Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser

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Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser
Monk Straight No Chaser.jpg
Movie Poster by Bill Gold
Directed by Charlotte Zwerin
Produced by Clint Eastwood
Starring Jimmy Cleveland
Harry Colomby
John Coltrane
Ray Copeland
Nica de Koenigswarter
Johnny Griffin
Distributed by Warner Bros. (theatrical)
Warner Home Video (DVD)
Release date(s) October 20, 1988[1]
Running time 90 min.
Language English

Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988) is a documentary about the life of Thelonious Monk. Produced by Clint Eastwood, Bruce Ricker, and directed/co-produced by Charlotte Zwerin, it features live performances by Monk and his group, and posthumous interviews with friends and family. The film was created when a large amount of archived footage of Monk was found in the 1980s.[2]

The film, made by Malpaso Productions (Clint Eastwood's production company), is distributed by Warner Bros.


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