Ancient to Future

Ancient to FutureOVERVIEW

Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Medium: DV
Rights: DVL Films, LLC

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Director: William DuVall
Producer: William DuVall
Editor: Tim Daust
Cinematographer: Steve Reissner
Writer: William DuVall
Producer's Representative: Ostrow and Company


Milford Graves is one of the most innovative percussionists of the last 50 years. A true master musician, known mostly in free jazz circles, Graves has performed and recorded with everyone from Albert Ayler to David Murray to John Zorn. That alone would justify a film being made about him. But Graves is also a 40-year tenured college professor and a self-taught natural healer and scientist who is conducting some of the most exciting cardiac research being done anywhere in the world - work that may have far-reaching implications for both medical science and mankind - all from his basement in Queens, NY.

Featuring rare and never-before-seen archival and present day performance footage and interviews, singer/musician William DuVall (Alice In Chains) wrote, produced, and directed this journey into the mind and work of Milford Graves, a self-made Renaissance Man who takes the wisdom of the ages from every corner of the globe and combines it with cutting edge thinking and technology to conjure a profound new hybrid of art and science that is truly Ancient To Future.