Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues

U.S., 106m, DCP

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened October 28–November 11, 2022

Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues offers an intimate and revealing look at the world-changing musician, presented through a lens of archival footage and never-before-heard home recordings and personal conversations. This definitive documentary, directed by Sacha Jenkins, honors Armstrong’s legacy as a founding father of jazz, one of the first internationally known and beloved stars, and a cultural ambassador of the United States. The film shows how Armstrong’s own life spans the shift from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, and how he became a lightning rod figure in that turbulent era. An Apple Original Films release

Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival, Heartland International Film Festival, Middleburg Film Festival

A film by Sacha Jenkins

A delightful experience… Worth applauding just for its belief that it can meaningfully touch on private life, public persona, musical legacy and everything else.”

John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

A doc that will make you appreciate Armstrong, the man. Someone far too complex to reduce to any one thing.”

Christian Blauvelt, IndieWire