The Case of the Three Sided Dream is a film by Adam Kahan, the documentary on the life, music and legacy of multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
Kirk was a one of a kind musician, personality, satirist and windmill-slayer who despite being blind, becoming paralyzed, and facing America’s racial injustices – did not relent. His life’s work was exploring sound and making music. Beyond that, he was an outspoken activist who started a political movement to get more exposure for jazz in America – particularly on TV. Dreams were important to Rahsaan. They planted the seed in his mind to play three horns simultaneously. His name came from dreams. When asked about his religious beliefs, he would say, “I’m from the Religion of Dreams”.
At the age of 40, at the apex of his career, Rahsaan suffered a stroke, which left him half paralyzed. Despite this, he continued to tour and play music, with the use of only one hand, literally until the day he died.
Special features (20 mins):
- Joel Dorn talks about Rahsaan
- Bright Moments, performed live in 1977
Sound Format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Picture Format: 16:9
Audio Language: GB
Subtitles: GB (Audio Description), DE, FR
Blu-ray Disc 25 GB (Single Layer)
Resolution: 1080p High Definition
Running Time: 87 mins / 20 mins (Bonus)