When Dave Brubeck composed The Gates of Justice in 1969, America was at a crossroads. The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had dealt a serious blow to the Civil Rights Movement, the war in Vietnam was becoming the dominant social concern, and demonstrations across the country were erupting in violence. Alliances between America's Black and Jewish communities that had been strong for decades were becoming strained as priorities changed and ideologies shifted. This short documentary sheds new light on the turbulent time in which Dave Brubeck, along with his wife and collaborator, Iola, sought to bring two cultures together in an eclectic and adventurous composition with a profound spiritual message. Featuring commentary by Dwight Andrews, Dave and Iola Brubeck, Chris Brubeck, and Kelsey Klotz.

Date: February 24, 2023

Credit: Milken Family Foundation

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