“THE JAZZ LOFT According to W. Eugene Smith” Boston Film Premiere
The Regent Underground Theatre... "The Biggest Names in Jazz Came to Jam. One Photographer Captured It All"
Monday, April 24th at 7:30pm
This is a thank you Fred Taylor event - in recognition of his unsurpassed contribution and dedication to Greater Boston’s Jazz scene, including numerous collaborations with the Regent Theatre.
A ONE-TIME, GENERAL ADMISSION EVENT with LIMITED SEATING in…
Arlington’s Historic Regent Underground Theatre!
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TICKETING and EVENT INFORMATION
...Monday, April 24th at 7:30PM
A Boston Premier Movie Screening during Jazz Week 2017
WNYC STUDIOS Presents
In Association with Lumiere Productions
THE JAZZ LOFT ACCORDING TO W. EUGENE SMITH
Written, Produced, and Directed by Sara Fishko
Between 1957 and 1965 in New York, dozens of jazz musicians jam night after night in a dilapidated Sixth Avenue loft, not realizing that much of what they play and say to each other is being captured on audio tape and in still pictures by the gentle and unstable genius, former LIFE Magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith, who lives in the loft space next door.
Meanwhile, Thelonious Monk stops by for three weeks of rehearsals; drummer Ronnie Free gets hooked on hard drugs, having been turned on by a drummer who was his boyhood idol years before; loft-resident Hall Overton, Juilliard instructor and classical composer, becomes a jazz guru; the 50s give way to the 60s; Smith begins to record his own phone calls and visits from the local police; the world changes—and Smith gets evicted.
Photographer W. Eugene Smith recorded 4000 hours of audio tape and took 40,000 photographs in the Jazz Loft between 1957 and 1965. Ours is the first film to make use of this archive, now housed at the Center For Creative Photography at the University of Arizona.
The New York Times “Review: ‘The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith’”
TIME, “The Biggest Names in Jazz Came to Jam. One Photographer Captured It All”
The Leonard Lopate Show, “The Lazz Legends Next Door”
Newsweek, “A Photojournalist’s Most Prolific Period, Set to Jazz”
Indiewire, “Women Directors: Meet Sara Fishko”
The Hollywood Reporter, “DOC NYC Review”
Bedford and Bowery, “The Jazz Loft Will Bop You and Floor You”
American Photo, “W. Eugene Smith’s Time in the Jazz Loft”