2016 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Charlotte Lagarde, Carrie Lozano; co-cinematographers Andy Schocken, Octavio Warnock-Graham; subject Fred Hersch

NYC PREMIERE Jazz pianist Fred Hersch has been playing professionally for the better part of four decades. He survived a potentially career-ending revelation in the early 1990s that he was gay and HIV-positive to win international acclaim for his masterful style and unique compositions. Eight years ago, however, Hersch nearly lost his life. This intimate portrait follows the musician as he transforms his darkest hours into an innovative multimedia jazz theatre experience.

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Director: Charlotte Lagarde, Carrie Lozano
Producer: Charlotte Lagarde And Carrie Lozano
Cinematographer: Andy Schocken, Octavio Warnock-Graham, Charlotte Lagarde
Editor: Warwick Meade, Carrie Lozano
Music: Fred Hersch
Running Time: 74
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2016