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Jazz On A Summer’s Day

Directed by: Aram Avakian & Bert Stern | 1959 | 1h 25m | Unrated

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OPENED ON 8/14/20
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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 of “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, recently premiered at the 57th New York Film Festival. 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.

“Gorgeous. It’s probably the best feature-length jazz concert movie ever made.”
– 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.”
– NEW YORK TIMES

“A dazzling array of jazz and rock’n’roll giants are captured on celluloid. Unquestionable highlight is the extraordinary Mahalia Jackson, whose soulful renditions send a shiver down the spine.”
– TIME OUT