Jazz On a Summer's Day

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Showings

Home Viewing Wed, Aug 12
Home Viewing Thu, Aug 13
Home Viewing Fri, Aug 14
Home Viewing Sat, Aug 15
Home Viewing Sun, Aug 16
Home Viewing Mon, Aug 17
Home Viewing Tue, Aug 18
Home Viewing Wed, Aug 19
Home Viewing Thu, Aug 20
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Virtual Cinema
Tags:Documentary
Music
Arts
Dance
History
Photography
Release Year:1959
Runtime:85 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWS1tt3ydV8
Cast/Crew
Director:Bert Stern
Producer:Harvey Kahn
Bert Stern
George Wein
Cinematographer:Courtney Hesfela
Raymond Phelan
Bert Stern
Screenwriter:Albert D’Annibale
Arnold Perl
Editor:Aram Avakian

Description

MSP Film Presents Virtual Cinema!

We are partnering with independent distributor Kino Lorber to bring an alternative online experience to film fans in our community for home viewing!

WATCH MOVIE STARTING AUGUST 12


About the Film

Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island and directed by world-renowned photographer, Bert Stern. Jazz on a Summer's Day features intimate performances by an all-star line-up of musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O'Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington, and closes with a beautiful rendition or The Lord's Prayer by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning.

The 1959 classic is considered one of the most extraordinary and possibly the first concert film ever made. Its sparkling new 4K restoration by IndieCollect, with color correction by Oskar Miarka, recently premiered at the 57th New York Film Festival with sold out shows. The film was named to the National Film Registry in 1999, and its restoration was funded by the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress in time to celebrate the film's 60th Anniversary.


Press

"Gorgeous. It's probably the best feature-length jazz concert movie ever made." – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

"Outstanding. It's Americana and a document of its time. Some unprecedented effects are achieved by cameraman Bert Stern." – Variety

"Scenically and sonically, Jazz on a Summer's Day is great." – Jonathan Rosenbaum, The New York Times


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