Screening Of "The Jazz Loft According To W. Eugene Smith" At The 2015 New Orleans Film Festival

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Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans says
The New Orleans Film Society, the New Orleans Photo Alliance and the Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans present:

The New Orleans premiere screening of "THE JAZZ LOFT ACCORDING TO W. EUGENE SMITH" at the 2015 New Orleans Film Festival

Join us for the second and final screening of this intriguing documentary film that weaves a story of music, people, space and place in mid-century America.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 20 @ 4:00pm

WHERE: The Prytania Theater
(5339 Prytania Street)

TICKETS: $9 - $12 online, at the CAC Box Office, or at the Prytania Theater Box Office (Discounts for NOFS Members)

Details + Tickets:
http://www.neworleansfilmfestival.org/

ABOUT THE FILM:

SYNOPSIS: From 1957 to 1965, some of New York’s greatest jazz musicians, including Thelonious Monk, Hall Overton and Zoot Sims, gathered in a tiny set of rooms on Sixth Avenue to play their hearts out. One of their hosts was W. Eugene Smith, an ex-_Life_ magazine photographer with an obsessive desire to capture the world around him in pictures and tape recordings. Drawing on the thousands of tapes and photos that Smith produced, as well as a set of interviews with a diverse cast of music veterans, this film offers an unprecedented look at the creative process of its subjects. Meanwhile, Smith’s own history-including a stint as a WWII battlefield photographer, the acceptance and rejection of mainstream success in the early 1950s and an eventual move away from a conventional lifestyle-lends the story a wider context, exemplifying the peaks and valleys of mid-century American society. – Jack Hamm

*Filmmakers will be in attendance for post-screening Q&A*

Director SARA FISHKO
Year 2015
Writer SARA FISHKO
Producers SARA FISHKO, CALVIN SKAGGS, SAM STEPHENSON
DP TOM HURWITZ
Editor JONATHAN J. JOHNSON
Runtime 88 MINUTES
Country USA

MORE:
http://www.jazzloftthemovie.com/
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By: Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans

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