Clint Eastwood brings a lifelong love of jazz to this gripping story of pioneering jazzman Charlie "Yardbird" Parker. Like a jazz riff, past and future overlap as the movie explores Bird's soaring skill and destructive excesses. Forest Whitaker in the title role is a candle ablaze at both ends. Diane Venora, the New York Film Critics Best Supporting Actress choice, shares that glorious light as steadfast wife Chan Parker. Blending Parker solo recordings with modern musicians, Bird soars on its soundtrack, winner of a Best Sound Academy Award®. In Eastwood's hands, Bird truly, stunningly lives.
Includes soundtrack CD