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Canada | 1981 | Brigitte Berman
Jazz cornetist, pianist, and composer Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke (1903-1931) was the James Dean, Jim Morrison, or Kurt Cobain of the 1920s. Though he died at age 28, Beiderbecke’s music and playing influenced generations of jazzmen who followed him. This classic documentary includes archival photographs, rare film clips, and interviews with jazz greats like Hoagy Carmichael, Doc Cheatham, and Artie Shaw. Another fan, Louis Armstrong, is the source for the quotation in the movie’s title. “The best film ever made about a jazz musician.” –Bruce Goldstein, Director of Repertory Programming, Film Forum (NYC). Cleveland revival premiere. DCP. 116 min.
Special admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8. No passes or twofers.
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