January 14, 2020
Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1959)
Plot: Along with a wealth of great music, the film subtly conveys the economic differences between the music’s origins and Newport’s wealthy citizens, and highlights the concentration and playfulness of great musicians by photographing them as intimately as possible.
Directors: Aram Avakian, Bert Stern
Main Cast: Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Chuck Berry, Anita O’Day, Thelonious Monk
Genres: Documentary, Music