WORLD PREMIERE Patriarch of the famed “First Family of Jazz,” Ellis Marsalis was a master jazz pianist, composer and educator. This intimate documentary delves into the life and career of this music icon, interlaced with rare footage of key moments in US history, and footage of his final live performances. Anecdotes from sons Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo, Ellis III, Jason, and actor Wendell Pierce, round out the film as Ellis recounts for us the story of his illustrious life. – Karen McMullen

The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with Sascha Just, music supervisor Jason Marsalis, and Wynton Marsalis.

The second screening will be followed by a Q&A with Sascha Just and music supervisor Jason Marsalis.

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Director: Sascha Just
Executive Producer: Sascha Just
Cinematographer: David S. White, Paul Galan, Crista Rock, Louis P. Zeja, Kevin O'Donnell, Matthew Kohn, Sascha Just
Editor: Michelle Barbin, Christian Bäucker
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Year: 2022