Thursday, July 29, 2010

Louis (2010) — Blow that horn, young Satchmo

Directed by Dan Pritzker. Starring Jackie Earle Haley, Shanti Lowry and Anthony Coleman. Shot by Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond as a modern re-imagining of early silent film, Louis is an homage to Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplin, beautiful women and the birth of American music. The grand Storyville bordellos, alleys and cemeteries of 1907 New Orleans provide a backdrop of lust, blood and magic for 6-year-old Louis (Anthony Coleman) as he navigates the colorful intricacies of life in the city.

The film will premiere in five US cities in late August with live music provided by Wynton Marsalis, along with pianist Cecile Licad and a 10-piece all-star jazz ensemble.

For more information, go here: "Louis" a Silent Movie with Live Accompaniment by Wynton and Jazz Ensemble to Premiere in August with a US Tour

Note: Louis is a companion piece to Dan Pritzker's feature film Bolden, a mythical account of the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans and starring Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) Wendell Pierce and Lowry. Bolden is set for release in 2011.