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The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith (DVD)

Directed by : Sara Fishko
Available Date : 01/09/2018
Release Year : 2016
Running Time : 88
UPC : 738329227371
Country : U.S.
Subject : Photography, Music
Genre : Jazz, Photography
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In 1950s Manhattan, a dingy, five-story wreck of a loft building becomes the home and obsession of the brilliant photographer W. Eugene Smith – who leaves his family and moves there to live the artist’s life. Smith, crashing after a stellar but frustrating career at LIFE Magazine, wires the building for sound and captures daily life at 821 Sixth Avenue in thousands of pictures and end- less hours of audio tape. Over eight years in this place in New York’s wholesale flower district, jazz players gather all night, every night, for freewheeling jam sessions both hot and cool; Thelonious Monk comes by to rehearse for a famous concert; Hall Overton emerges as a jazz guru; and a gifted drummer named Ronnie Free finds and loses his footing in the jazz world. Smith stealthily documents all that and more.

Product Extras :

Director Sara Fishko in conversation with Leonard Lopate | Trailer

Publish Date : 2018-01-02
UV Canada Link :
  • Sara Fishko - Director

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