Screening: Sun., Sept. 11, Roy Thomson Hall, 6 pm; Mon., Sept. 12, TIFF Bell Lightbox, 12:30 pm; Sun., Sept. 18, TIFF Bell Lightbox, 9 am
A Jazzman’s Blues is the first screenplay Tyler Perry ever wrote, and he directs the movie, which stars Joshua Boone, Amirah Vann, Solea Pfieffer, Austin Scott, Milauna Jackson, Lana Young and Ryan Eggold. It’s a murder mystery injected with musical numbers with songs by Terence Blanchard, choreography by Debbie Allen and music by composer Aaron Zigman.
At the Sun., Sept. 11 world premiere screening at Roy Thomson Hall, singer-songwriter Ruth B. will perform Paper Airplanes, the live debut of the song which multi-platinum artist Ruth B. wrote and recorded with two-time Academy Award nominee and five-time Grammy winner Terence Blanchard specifically for the film. The track was produced by Oscar and Grammy winning producer, D’Mile and Ruth B.