This silent film will have a Live Musical Performance by Wynton Marsalis and Cecile Licad, for a limited engagement in these cities:
August 25 – Symphony Center, Chicago
August 26 – Max M. Fisher Music Center, Detroit
August 28 – Strathmore Center, Bethesda, Md.
August 30 – Apollo Theatre, Harlem, NYC
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