Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues, directed by Sacha Jenkins. (106 mins). Rated R

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 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.

Following the screening will be a discussion featuring:

  • Sacha Jenkins, Director and Producer
  • Julie Anderson, Producer
  • Pamela Morgan, Founder and Director of Women in Media
  • Jackie Harris, Executive Director of Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation

Presented by TD James Moody Jazz Festival, Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, and The Newark Museum of Art

Location: Billy Johnson Auditorium

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