Keyword: jazz

Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 141 minutes Release date: 05/09/2013
Would-be writer Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest and travels to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby and across the bay from his cousin Daisy Buchanan and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom. Through...
Low Down

Low Down (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013

We'll Never Have Paris (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Hyper-neurotic Quinn Berman has a quarter-life crisis when a minor eye ailment gives him a taste of mortality. Upon sharing this news with his coworker, Kelsey, a tall, hot blonde, who once modeled for a Mervyn's catalog, his life is thrown into chaos when she confesses her love for him, all just moments before he plans to propose to his girlfriend, Devon. Quinn impulsively leaves Devon for Kelsey...
All That Jazz

All That Jazz (1979)

Rated: R Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 11/30/1979
Joe Gideon is a hedonistoc workaholic who knocks back a daily dose of amphetamines to juggle a new Broadway production while editing his new movie, not to mention ex-wife Audrey, steady girlfriend Kate, a young daughter, and various conquests. Joe cannot, however, avoid intimations of mortality from white-clad vision Angelique that lead him to look back at his life as he heads for a...

Whiplash (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 10/09/2014
Andrew Neyman, a young jazz drummer who attends one of the best music schools in the country under the tutelage of the school's fearsome maestro of jazz named Terence Fletcher struggles to make it as a top jazz drummer.
Pleasures of Being Out of Step

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 06/24/2014
The career of legendary jazz writer and civil libertarian Nat Hentoff tracks the greatest cultural and political movements of the last 65 years. This film is about an idea as well as a man - the idea of free expression as the defining characteristic of the individual. Hentoff is a pioneer who raised jazz as an art form and was present at the creation of alternative journalism in the United States...
Dir: David L Lewis
With: N/A
Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby (1973)

Rated: PG Runtime: 144 minutes Release date: 11/29/1973
In the 1920s, Nick, a young Midwestern man, rents a cottage among the mansions on Long Island and is drawn into the social circle of his wealthy neighbor, the mysterious Jay Gatsby. During his time with the old aristocracy and the nouveau riche, Nick becomes a witness to superficiality and obsessions that lead to tragedy.
Girls in the Band

The Girls in the Band (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 05/09/2013
The poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists, and their groundbreaking journeys from the late 30′s to the present day are recounted. These talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere in a field that seldom welcomed them, and paved the way for a new breed of women to take their rightful place in the world...

Bolden (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/07/2014
The story of obscure jazz legend Buddy Bolden, the first man of New Orleans jazz.
Keep On Keepin' On

Keep On Keepin' On (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 09/18/2014
Eighty-nine year old trumpeting legend Clark Terry has mentored jazz wonders like Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, but Terry's most unlikely friendship is with Justin Kauflin, a 23-year-old blind piano player with uncanny talent, but debilitating nerves. As Justin prepares for the most pivotal moment in his budding career, Terry's ailing health threatens to end his own.
Dir: Alan Hicks
With: N/A

Brothers Hypnotic (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 03/23/2014
For the eight young men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, "brotherhood" is literal: they are all sons of anti-establishment jazz legend, Phil Cohran. Cohran and their mothers raised them together on Chicago's South Side on a strict diet of jazz, funk and Black Consciousness. Family band practice began at 6 a.m. Now grown, as they raise eight brass horns to the sky, they make music that is at once...
Dir: Reuben Atlas
With: N/A
Thunder Soul

Thunder Soul (2011)

Rated: PG Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 09/22/2011
It was the 1970s, and charismatic band leader, Conrad "Prof" Johnson, made history at an inner-city Houston high school. Johnson took the school's mediocre jazz band and turned them into a legendary funk powerhouse. Now, 35 years later, his students plan to pay a tribute to their now 92 year old Professor. Some of these past students have not played their instruments in decades yet they are...
Dir: Mark Landsman
With: N/A

Little Rootie Tootie (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/06/2014
Enzo Avitabile Music Life

Enzo Avitabile Music Life (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 79 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
This film tells us about a singular artist, saxophonist/singer/songwriter Enzo Avitabile, his fusion of Neapolitan world music and jazz, and the city of Naples - with all of its treasures and contradictions. The film follows Enzo as he creates amazing new music with collaborators from all over the world, including Eliades Ochoa of Buena Vista Social Club, Naseer Shamma, Daby Touré and Trilok...

Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 84 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Alto sax legend Frank Morgan was as acclaimed as his bebop mentor, Charlie Parker. However, Morgan's career was derailed by heroin which, in turn, led him into a life of crime. After decades in prison, he made an astonishing comeback, leaving behind recordings of deep, melancholy beauty.
Dir: N.C. Heikin
With: N/A

As Time Goes by in Shanghai (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2012
The oldest band in the world has been playing every evening at the Peace Hotel in Shanghai for more than 30 years. Most members of the band, all jazz musicians of the first rank, are more than 80 years old. Here, we accompany the oldest band in the world on their greatest adventure yet: their appearance at the North Sea Jazz Festival Rotterdam, the most important festival of its kind.
Dir: Uli Gaulke
With: N/A

Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 04/03/2014
This rise of jazz music, its players, its followers, its past and what the future holds is told from the landmark of Washington, D.C. The film features rare recordings and revealing interviews with jazz giants like Esperanza Spalding, Billy Taylor, Butch Warren, Eric Lewis, Chuchito Valdes, among many others.
Dir: Stefan Immler
With: N/A
Sing! Inge, sing! - Der zerbrochene Traum der Inge Brandenburg

Sing! Inge, sing! - Der zerbrochene Traum der Inge Brandenburg (2011)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/26/2011
The German jazz singer Inge Brandenburg was a complex and contradictory woman who tried to prevail in a music culture mainly influenced by pop music. Her career was launched in the 1960s when she started singing in music clubs for U.S. troops stationed in Germany.
Dir: Marc Boettcher
With: N/A