LOUIS ARMSTRONG: OCT 28-NOV 6
FRIDAY, OCT 28 • 7:30 • IU RADIO & TELEVISION THEATER
SAT, OCT 29 & SUN, OCT 30 • 3:45 & 7:30 • IU RADIO & TELEVISION THEATER
FRIDAY, NOV 4 • 7:30 • IU RADIO & TELEVISION THEATER
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Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues offers an intimate and revealing look at the world-changing musician, presented through a lens of archival footage and never-before-heard home recordings and personal conversations. This definitive documentary, directed by Sacha Jenkins, honors Armstrong’s legacy as a founding father of jazz, one of the first internationally known and beloved stars, and a cultural ambassador of the United States. The film shows how Armstrong’s own life spans the shift from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, and how he became a lightning rod figure in that turbulent era.
Directed by Sacha Jenkins • 2022 • 104 minutes
Mining an archival mother lode of audio and video interviews and clips, Jenkins delivers a bountiful portrait of one of the 20th century’s superstars — on Armstrong’s own terms. — The New York Times (10/28/2022)