Monday, August 30, 2010, 8 pm
"Louis" is a silent film set in 1907 New Orleans that tells the story of a young boy born into poverty who dreams of playing the trumpet. The action takes place in "The Distrtict" - the section of New Orleans dedicated to pleasure and violence. "Louis" is an homage to Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplin, beautiful women and the birth of the great American art form, jazz.
"Louis" is a new film by Dan Pritzker, shot in the style of a classic silent film by Academy Award winning cinematograpger Vilmos Zsigmond. The film is accompanied by live music from The Wynoton Marsalis Ensemble and pianist Cecile Licad.