In the next installment of CCA & Lost Padre Records’ music + film series, CCA Amplified, we’re proud to present a one-time special screening of City of a Million Dreams, a powerful documentary on how New Orleans jazz funerals and Sunday second line parades absorb the pain of death and the legacy of racism, soaring to the transcendent joy of rebirth. A 20-year endeavor for director Jason Berry, the film follows clarinetist Dr. Michael White and culture carrier Deb “Big Red” Cotton in a search for the city’s soul.
The film includes a live, in-person Q&A with musician Dr. Michael White, the film’s director, Jason Berry, and CCA Head of Cinema Programming, Luke Henley.
Dr. Michael White is an accomplished, multi-faceted New Orleans-based clarinetist, bandleader, composer, musicologist, jazz historian, and educator widely regarded as one of the leading authorities and culture-bearers of traditional New Orleans jazz music. He has performed in over two dozen foreign countries, played on over 50 recordings, received countless awards, made multiple national television appearances, and been featured in major media publications.
Jason Berry is an author and investigative journalist based in New Orleans. He has done extensive reporting on the crisis in the Catholic Church in many articles, an award-winning documentary, “Vows of Silence,” and three books. “Render unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church” received the Investigative Reporters and Editors 2011 Book Award. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and Alicia Patterson foundations.
Founded in 2018, Lost Padre Records has the largest selection of vinyl of any record store in New Mexico. Named “The Best Record Store in New Mexico” by VinylMePlease.com, the downtown Santa Fe located shop specializes in new and used vinyl records, cassette tapes and CDs as well as vintage and new turntables, receivers and speakers. Their prime, around the Plaza corner location at 131 W. Water Street, regularly hosts live music.