Rent Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog on DVD

Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog

1998 Rated NR 1hr 18m

Filmmaker Don McGlynn examines the tumultuous personal life and creative legacy of jazz legend Charles Mingus as never before in this insightful documentary. Performance footage of Mingus, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Gerry Mulligan accompanies interviews with Mingus disciples, radio performances and more. Songs include "Goodbye Porkpie Hat," "Epitaph" and "Peggy's Blue Skylight." Sue Mingus, the artist's widow, co-produced the production.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo