Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blue (USA)

Louis Armstrong using typwriter

104 mins.

Screening: Thurs., Sept. 8, TIFF Bell Lightbox, 6 pm; Sat., Sept. 10, Scotiabank Theatre, 2:45 pm; Sun., Sept. 18, Scotiabank Theatre, 11:45 am

Late jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong made audio diaries, which director Sacha Jenkins (Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men) uses — along with archival footage of his peers Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie and Artie Shaw — to help reveal a different side of the legend. The correspondence is read by rapper Nas.

List Article:
Music-related films get screen time at TIFF