Louis

Louis Release Date: May 8, 2009

Here’s something different. Starring Jackie Earle Haley and Shanti Lowry, “Louis: A Silent Film” premieres with live musical accompaniment by Wynton Marsalis, renowned pianist Cecile Licad and a 10-piece all-star jazz ensemble. Marsalis plays a score primarily of his own compositions. Licad plays the music of 19th century American composer L.M. Gottschalk. The group performs live with the film in a series of special performances in New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, Detroit and Philadelphia. Shot by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond as a modern re-imagining of early silent film, “Louis: A Silent Film” is an homage to Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplin, beautiful women and the birth of American music. The grand Storyville bordellos, alleys and cemeteries of 1907 New Orleans provide a backdrop of lust, blood and magic for 6 year old Louis (Anthony Coleman) as he navigates the colorful intricacies of life in the city. Young Louis’s dreams of playing the trumpet are interrupted by a chance meeting with a beautiful and vulnerable girl named Grace (Lowry) and her baby, Jasmine. Haley, in a performance reminiscent of the great comic stars of the silent screen, plays the evil Judge Perry who is determined not to let Jasmine’s true heritage derail his candidacy for governor.

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Starring: Anthony MackieJackie Earle HaleyMichael RookerMichael IrbyJoe ChrestDaniel JonesAmanda DunnSteven MartiniKatie JohnsonJohn ByrneSanethia DreschShanti LowryJennifer D. JohnsonBree BrankerOmar J. DorseyVilmos ZsigmondTerry BowdenDerick MartiniMiko DeFoorAnthony ColemanRitchie GreerJonathan BiggsJocelyn LerouxVen DanielLee FreemanJenique BennettHeather LangKelly ConnollyDionne FigginsQuinn Bass
Genres: Drama
Directed By: Dan Pritzker
Studio: Sum.
MPAA Rating R