AG Rojas’ Godchild is headed towards a digital release after a limited run with the Smithsonian Institute. The film was travelling with the Smithsonian Institute’s Men of Change exhibit before being derailed by the current health crisis. Instead the short film honoring jazz legends such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Louis Armstrong, will be available online.
“All in all, you are invited to sit and meditate with the imagery and with the music. It was created in collaboration with hundreds of people around North and South America, all contributing just as much as myself,” Rojas stated.
“I was looking to fold space and time, to create imaginary dialogues between Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and the present. We traveled to places of great cultural significance, including John and Alice Coltrane’s home in Dix Hills, where John wrote ‘A Love Supreme.’ And Grace Cathedral, where Duke Ellington performed his Concert of Sacred Music,” he added.
Godchild will be available digitally through Park Pictures beginning June 4, 2020. The digital release will last one month before it returns to the Smithsonian’s travelling exhibit.