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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"Louis" A Silent Film on tour

"Louis" is a new silent film playing "homage to Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplin, beautiful women and the birth of American music." Starring Jackie Earle Haley, Shanti Lowry and Anthony Coleman, the film is directed by Dan Pritzker.


This silent film will have a Live Musical Performance by Wynton Marsalis and Cecile Licad, for a limited engagement in these cities:

Wednesday
August 25 – Symphony Center, Chicago

Thursday
August 26 – Max M. Fisher Music Center, Detroit

Saturday
August 28 – Strathmore Center, Bethesda, Md.

Monday
August 30 – Apollo Theatre, Harlem, NYC

Tuesday
August 31 – Keswick Theatre, Glenside, Philadelphia, Pa.

"Shot by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond as a modern re-imagining of early silent film, LOUIS is an homage to Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplin, beautiful women and the birth of American music.

"The idea of accompanying a silent film telling a mythical tale of a young Louis Armstrong was appealing to me,” says Marsalis. “Of course, calling it a silent film is a misnomer -- there will be plenty of music, and jazz is like a conversation between the players so there'll be no shortage of dialogue." - Learn more at the official Louis website

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