Posts tagged “jazz

Louis (2010)

A few years back, first-time director Dan Pritzker made a very special film that deserves to be lauded again: Louis, a modern take on the silent film and a re-imaging of the boyhood of jazz musician Louis Armstrong. After the interest and acclaim garnered by Michel Hazanavicius‘ The Artist, it seems relevant to take another look at Pritzker’s Louis. Shot by the legendary Vilmos Zsigmond and featuring a virtuosic performance by Oscar-nominated Jackie Earle Haley, reminiscent of the great silent screen stars, Louis follows a young Armstrong (Anthony Coleman) through a turn of the century New Orleans beset with passions and pitfalls. It’s a beautiful film with a wonderful score and it well deserves another look.