Natalio Chediak August 05 2014

Arturo Rodriguez is a professor emeritus at The School of Night. It’s a haunted landscape, populated not only by his own phantoms but by the ghosts of books read, films watched and music listened. Like a pianist endowed with a prodigious left hand, the mastery of his domain is absolute and he is able to wring riveting images of stark, resplendent beauty from more shades of gray than anyone would have thought imaginable. Here is the Rodriguez household just before dawn. As the first Dylan advises: “Do not go gentle into that good night."

 

Nat Chediak founded and directed, for eighteen years, the Miami Film Festival. He is the author of Diccionario de jazz latino and a Grammy-winning music producer.