Curator, Peter Lucas presents the cutting edge 1959 documentary "Cry of Jazz" by Ed Bland. The film is a historic and fascinating commentary on racism and the appropriation of Jazz by those who fail to understand its artistic and cultural origins. 

"Cry of Jazz" connect Jazz to African American History. 

Peter Lucas is curator of the Jazz On Film program at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and has organized exhibitions and film series in association with the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Menil Collection, Aurora Picture Show, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle International Film Festival, and Experience Music Project. Lucas is also an artist, writer, educator, and DJ.