Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues
Director: Sacha Jenkins Run Time: 104 min. Release Year: 2022
Starring: Louis Armstrong, Nas, Wynton Marsalis
GlobeDocs Film Festival
LOUIS ARMSTRONG’S BLACK & BLUES offers an intimate and revealing look at the world-changing musician, presented through a lens of archival footage and never-before-heard home recordings and personal conversations. Director Sacha Jenkins honors Armstrong’s legacy as a founding father of jazz, one of the first internationally known and beloved stars, and a cultural ambassador of the United States. The film shows how Armstrong’s own life spans the shift from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, and how he became a lightning rod figure in that turbulent era.
Post-Film Discussion With Sacha Jenkins.
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