Louis Armstrong’s Black and Blues

Directed by Sacha Jenkins

Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues offers an intimate and revealing look at the world-changing musician, presented through the lens of archival footage and never-before-heard home recordings and personal conversations. This definitive documentary, directed by Sacha Jenkins, honours 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.

104 minutes

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