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RSD UK presents an exclusive preview of Miles Ahead

 RECORD STORE DAY PRESENTS

AN EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF MILES AHEAD

 

31st March: Icon Film Distribution today announces a unique partnership with Record Store Day UK. To celebrate this year’s programme Icon are offering Record Store day customers the exclusive opportunity to see Miles Ahead for free, in advance of its cinema release. 

Directed by and Starring Don Cheadle, Miles Ahead is the impressionistic feature film portrait of Miles Davis, the musical genius and ultimate iconoclast who embodied the spirit of independence. A perfect accompaniment to Record Store day, the annual celebration of independent record shops and their unique culture. 

Screenings will take place nationwide on the 18th April. Participating sites include Rough Trade East in London, Rough Trade Nottingham, Rise Music Bristol, Home Manchester and Hyde Park Picture House Leeds. Fans can collect tickets from the following stores from 11th April: 

Crash Records

Eastern Bloc

Endless Music

Jumbo Records

Norman Records

Piccadilly Records

Rise, Bristol

Rough Trade Nottingham

Rough Trade East

Vinyl Exchange

Vinyl Revival

“Offering customers’ exclusive access to films before cinema release is a first for Record Store Day and something we are very excited to be involved in”, says Rupert Morrison of Drift Records, RSD’s spokesperson. “Record Store Day celebrations aim to unite those through their love of music and partnering with Icon Films for the Miles Ahead movie does exactly that. Given the musical icon that Miles Davis is, this is the perfect partnership.” 

“Don Cheadle was born to play Miles Davis”

Little White Lies

 

****
The Telegraph 

 

“Masterful”

Esquire 

 

“Cheadle’s got the cred, and the period evocation is tremendous”

The Guardian 

 

“Riveting”

Mojo

****

Uncut 

 

Miles Ahead, written, directed by and starring Don Cheadle as Miles Davis alongside Ewan McGregor and Emayatzy Corinealdi. 

All Rolling Stone reporter Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor) wants is an exclusive interview with the jazz legend himself, Miles Davis (Don Cheadle). What he gets instead is a wild and dangerous ride-along with a recording artist living at his edge, rife with shootouts, car-chases, and a tale of lost love to the singer Frances (Emayatzy Corinealdi). 

Inspired by events in Miles Davis's life, Academy Award® Nominee Don Cheadle boldly brings his vision, both in-front-of and behind-the-camera in MILES AHEAD, his directorial debut. A wildly entertaining, impressionistic, no-holds-barred portrait of one of twentieth-century music’s creative geniuses. 

Miles Ahead is released in UK cinemas on April 22nd by Icon Film Distribution.

Images available at www.image.net   

Icon Films publicity contact: Will Taylor / will@iconfilmdistribution.co.uk / 0207 124 5622 

RSD publicity contact:

Megan Page / megan@eraltd.org/ 0207 440 1596 

Record Store Day is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. Thousands more shops celebrate the day around the globe in what’s become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar. The first Record Store Day was officially kicked off by Metallica in San Francisco in 2008 and is now held every third Saturday in April.  

Participating shops: 

Crash Records

35 The Headrow

Leeds

LS1 6PU

Jumbo Records

5-6 St Johns Centre

Leeds

LS2 8LQ

Norman Records

Unit 20 Croydon House

Leeds

LS11 9RT

Piccadilly Records

53 Oldham Street

Manchester

M1 1JR

Vinyl Exchange

18 Oldham Street

Manchester

M1 1JN

Vinyl Revival

5 Hilton Street

Manchester

M4 1LP

Eastern Bloc

5A Stevenson Square

Manchester

M1 1DN

Endless Music

377 Bury New Road

Prestwich

M25 1QA

Rough Trade

Draywalk, 91 Brick Lane

London

E1 6QL

Rise Bristol

70 Queens Road

Bristol

BS8 1QU

Rough Trade Nottingham

5 Broad Street

Nottingham

NG1 3AJ

 

 

 

 

“MILES AHEAD: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” is released on LP, CD & Digital Download on Friday April 1st by Sony Music/Legacy Recordings.

 

 

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