A silent film about Louis Armstrong as a young boy and how he acquired his first cornet.A silent film about Louis Armstrong as a young boy and how he acquired his first cornet.A silent film about Louis Armstrong as a young boy and how he acquired his first cornet.
One night in Chicago is simply not enough. What a disappointment to miss this. Please show it again or offer it in DVD.
Doug said on August 24, 2010 @ 2:36 pm
You simply MUST bring this home to New Orleans!!!
Maceo Leon Thomas said on August 25, 2010 @ 2:27 pm
Louis Daniel Armstrong is Jazz! He is the epitome of greatness in every single facet of jazz: as a cornetist, trumpet player, singer, composer!
But, just as important, "Pops" was an exemplary person, a genuine, beautiful human being!
It is my hope, that people everywhere, who do not know about this great man, will take the time to read about him and teach their children about him too.
In closing, I agree, this movie should be shown in New Orleans, LA everywhere! Here's hoping that it is a great success and its promoters heed our sentiment.
Tom said on August 25, 2010 @ 11:18 pm
I just got back from the premiere Chicago "Louis" movie event at the Chicago Symphony Center, and I have to say that this was probably one the most engaging Film experiences that I have had in some years. It was great to see a story told through, "Pure Cinema". Great montage sequences and use of varied film rate speeds, old school techniques and modern techniques. And hearing it with a live Jazz Ensemble featuring Wynton Marsalis and Cecile Licad on piano. AMAZING. I don't know the procedure to get nominated for academy awards, but I definitely feel that this film should be up for best soundtrack and best cinematography. This really needs a bigger tour with encore performances cause it is a one of a kind Film Experience that is nothing short of brilliant in it's vision and execution. A Film Lovers Dream Project and a Jazz lovers delight. BRAVO to all the Artists concerned.
Violet said on August 25, 2010 @ 11:44 pm
I agree with Tom above. Just returned from the Chicago showing and thought it was fabulous. I've never been to a silent film and I've never seen Wynton live before. This was an incredible experience. I highly recommend it!
Jim said on August 26, 2010 @ 3:57 pm
My wife and I met the delightful young man, Anthony Coleman who portrays Louis while on business in Wilmington, NC. He is a true talent and an upstanding person. We would love it if this film was brought to the Pittsburgh and/or Cleveland areas. Can't wait to see it and Bolden! someday soon. Best of luck, Anthony!
Annie said on August 26, 2010 @ 4:52 pm
Please extend the tour, release a DVD, SOMETHING, BOTH! Don't deprive the rest of us!
milo barrera said on August 26, 2010 @ 6:16 pm
Saw Louis last night. "Wow!!"
- Aug 26, 2010