Ornette: Made in America

Synopsis: Ornette: Made In America captures Ornette's evolution over three decades. Returning home to Fort Worth, Texas in 1983 as a famed performer and composer, documentary footage, dramatic scenes, and some of the first music video-style segments ever made, chronicle his boyhood in segregated Texas and his subsequent emergence as an American cultural pioneer and world-class icon. Among those who contribute to the film include William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Buckminster Fuller, Don Cherry, Yoko Ono, Charlie Haden, Robert Palmer, Jayne Cortez and John Rockwell.
Director(s): Shirley Clarke
Production: Milestone Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

this time, all right?

Yeah, that was...

that was really there.

That was really there that time;

I mean the idea of the whole piece.

That house was standing like that

when I was a little kid.

I remember playing

in the streets here one day,

and my mother told me,

"Don't you leave this yard".

I said, "Yes, ma'am".

And as soon as she went to town

I ran downstairs

and started playing football,

and I looked up and saw

her and my sister coming.

I peed in my pants and I was

running back down here

because she told me,

"If you leave this yard,

I'm going to spank you. "

And I said, "Oh, my mothers

gonna beat me.

I better run. "

But she caught me, and she did.

She beat me to death.

You remember that.

Yeah, I remember it

very well.

But you know, I was listening

to the tape the other night.

And the thing

that really amazed me,

what really makes me

want to play music

is when I really hear

an individual thought pattern

placed in an environment to make

something actually come about

that is not an obvious thing

that everyone is doing,

and actually it comes...

You do more-

I'll tell you the truth,

I think you do it

much better than I do.

That's what I'm trying to say.

Because I remember having

an elder musician telling me,

"Oh, your kid, your kid," this here.

I remember being in California

when I read a review

of a drummer

saying that, oh, you know,

I should get

some other kind of drummer

because I shouldn't have you

because you were my-

we were related.

But really it was just-

now that I look back at it,

it was really insecurity

and jealousy.

The train really comes

through your backyard.

Oh, yeah.

That train liked to wake me up

every morning.

I was living really close

to the track there.

Hey. W-

You make your mother

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