Record Store Day Presents an Exclusive Preview of Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead in the run up to the April release
“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
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:
Rough Trade Nottingham
Rough Trade East
“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.”
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 22 BY ICON FILM DISTRIBUTION
About Record Store Day
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.
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.