Miles Ahead (US, 2015), cert. 15)

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Director: Don Cheadle
Stars: Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi

Director Don Cheadle casts himself as the reclusive jazz-trumpet icon Miles Davis in this wild 1970s crime caper biopic.

Miles Ahead stare

After crafty journalist Dave Braden (McGregor) doorsteps the creatively exhausted Miles, the pair embark on a quest to retrieve a stolen session tape. Davis also attempts to recapture his inspiration to make music, while reminiscing on his marriage and early career. 


Cheadle easily embodies Miles’s character, delivering an expressive and stimulating portrayal alongside McGregor as the relentless Rolling Stone writer.

Miles Ahead relaxing

Review: from The Independent review only 

Strangely, for a newspaper which is now wholly on-line, this does not include any link to the trailer.  However, here is a link to an interview with Don Cheadle about the genesis of the film: the making of

A Trailer, ‘official’, but the US version, is below.

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David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 28th June 2016

Starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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