Sweet and Lowdown
This charming and soulful love letter to jazz stars Sean Penn as Emmett Ray, a little-known jazz guitarist in the 1930s who idolises Django Reinhardt. A film that moves with the same sweet and unexpected rhythms as the music. NFSA 35mm print.
Preceded by Sky Scraper (1960, 20 mins), Shirley Clarke’s impressionistic, jazz-infused documentary about the construction of the Tishman Building in New York. NFSA 16mm.
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