Learn To Swim
Wednesday, May 18
2.00 pm: Learn To Swim (romance) 90 min. (live) (stream)
A musical meditation on love and loss, Thyrone Tommy’s Learn To Swim follows Dezi, a doggedly private, highly proficient sax player, and Selma, a vivacious, less experienced singer. A fascinating portrait of the contemporary jazz scene — which can include cool jazz, hard bop, hip-hop, and Latin American music — the film also captures the workaday world of musicians, whose excitement about their art can be muted by their often hardscrabble profession. Learn To Swim is a remarkable, assured debut that, like the music it champions, is sophisticated and evocative, equal parts melancholy and exultation.