Bird (A Film by Clint Eastwood) – Trailer

Bird is a 1988 American biographical film, produced and directed by Clint Eastwood from a screenplay by Joel Oliansky. The film is a tribute to the life and music of jazz saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker. It is constructed as a montage of scenes from Parker’s life, from his childhood in Kansas City, through his early death at the age of 34.

The film moves back and forth through Parker’s history, blending moments to find some truth to his life. Much of the movie revolves around his only grounding relationships with wife Chan Parker, Bebop pioneer trumpet player and bandleader Dizzy Gillespie, and his influence (both musically and into the world of heroin addiction) on trumpet player Red Rodney. – READ MORE ON WIKIPEDIA