The Anatomy of Vince Guaraldi (2010), 118 min. Andrew Thomas and Toby Gleason, dirs.
The Anatomy of Vince Guaraldi is a music-filled exploration of the celebrated composer who pioneered the crossover of jazz and pop. Vince Guaraldi’s accomplishments include his celebrated scores for the Peanuts animations, his mega-hit “Cast Your Fate to the Wind,” his performances at San Francisco’s North Beach nightclub the hungry i, and his groundbreaking Jazz Mass at Grace Cathedral. The film features recently discovered and restored footage of Guaraldi’s appearances and recording sessions captured by noted jazz writer and Rolling Stone co-founder Ralph J. Gleason, as well as new performances and insights from Dave Brubeck, Dick Gregory, Paul Krassner, Paul Mazursky, and more.
Post-screening discussion with the directors led by John Gennari, University of Vermont.