Cincy-shot film 'Miles Ahead' opens this weekend

Cincy-shot film 'Miles Ahead' opens this weekend
"Miles Ahead" (Photo:
"Miles Ahead" (Photo:

CLIFTON, OH (FOX19) - The Miles Davis biopic that was filmed in Cincinnati in 2014 will open locally in theaters Friday.

Clifton's Esquire Theater will have showings of the Don Cheadle film "Miles Ahead" starting at 11:40 a.m.

The movie, directed by and starring Cheadle, is set in New York City, but was filmed mostly in Cincinnati during the summer of 2014.

Cheadle returned to Cincinnati to attend an advanced screening of the film at the Esquire Theater last month.

"As soon as I got off the airplane I was like 'oh wow, I feel like I'm home in a way,'" Cheadle told reporters on the red carpet.

Cheadle has praised Cincinnati's architecture and commended the film commission for "pulling out all the stops." He decided early in the film making process that he would return to Cincinnati for a screening of 'Miles Ahead.'

MORE: Don Cheadle returns to Cincy: 'I feel like I'm home'

The movie follows Miles in the late 1970s. Producers describe the film:

"Miles Davis (Cheadle) virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. Alone and holed up in his home, he is beset by chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications, his mind haunted by unsettling ghosts from the past. By the late '70s, plagued by years of regret and loss, Davis flirts with annihilation until he once again finds salvation in his art."

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