comm•une Cinema | I Called Him Morgan


House Of Vans

Thu 31th Aug

Screening at 19:30

comm•une Cinema returns to our fully renovated cinema space this August with a free screening of I Called Him Morgan. 

Lauded with critical acclaim at 2016 Film Festivals in Toronto, New York, London and Venice I Called Him Morgan offers an exploration of the relationship between jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan and his common-law wife Helen, who was implicated in his murder in 1972. 

The screening will be hosted in our 100-seat cinema space; the event is free with booking required. A very limited number of walk in tickets will be available on the day, on a first come, first served basis. 


On a snowy night in February 1972, the 33 year old jazz trumpet star Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife Helen, during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts the people who knew the Morgans. Helen served time for the crime and, following her release, retreated into obscurity. Over 20 years later, a chance encounter led her to give a remarkable interview. Part true-crime tale, part love story, and all-out musical treat, I Called Him Morgan is a stirring tribute to two unique personalities and the music that brought them together. 


2016 | 1 hr 32 min

R 15

Doors: 19:00 

Screening: 19:30

Free | Booking Required

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Location: Tunnel 2 - Cinema Screening Room