Art Ensemble of Chicago
PAL/Region 2. First time on DVD for this long lost cult classic of French New Wave cinema Les Stances a Sophie has been out of print for over 30 years and this is it's first release ever outside of France. Filmed in Paris in 1970, this fully-subtitled film features killer music, groovy clothes and post-1968 revolutionary ideals. This super-rare film is now perhaps best known for it's soundtrack from the legendary Art Ensemble of Chicago (who also feature in the film). The album features the epic 'Theme de Yoyo', The Art Ensemble of Chicago's finest ever moment featuring the soaring vocals of Fontella Bass and the super heavy Funk drums of then current newcomer to the Art Ensemble Don Moye. The Art Ensemble of Chicago were living in Europe in 1970 when the film was made. The DVD also features an hour long interview with Art Ensemble member Joseph Jarman where he talks about the making of the film as well as the history of the Art Ensemble, the AACM in Chicago and more. Soul/Jazz.