Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story

Screenshot from Jazz Fest doc

Where: In theatres
What: Movie, 94 mins.
When: Fri., June 3, Toronto, Vancouver; Fri., June 10, Calgary
Genre: Documentary
Why you should watch: The film wisely uses significant performance clips as well as interviews with artists and founders to tell the story of the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest, launched in 1970 and featuring a broad collection of genres, all with roots in the city. A “handmade” event with noble aspirations, the people behind it are endearing and the music is magnificent.

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