LOUIS ARMSTRONG’S BLACK & BLUES
Louis Armstrong meticulously recorded audio diaries of himself that reveal a different side of his personality than the showman we know. Those tapes play a key role in this deeply enriching documentary portrait of the virtuoso jazz musician, one that also draws upon a stunning array of additional archival footage. “The movie builds beautifully into a portrait of a genius as well as the country that he graced and that didn’t give him the love he deserved” (New York Times).
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Sacha Jenkins.
This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Cinepolis Chelsea
Closed Captioning for online screenings
All in-person screening venues provide hearing impaired listening devices upon request with venue management.
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