UW Cinematheque - Terry Zwigoff!
Louie Bluie | USA | 1985 | DCP | 60 min. Director: Terry Zwigoff
Saturday, December 2, 2023
4070 Vilas Hall
Before he tackled Crumb, director Zwigoff’s first movie was this intimate, funny, and moving documentary portrait of musician, artist, and raconteur Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong (1909-2003), whose 1930s recording of State Street Rag captivated the filmmaker. Filmed in Chicago while in his mid-seventies, Armstrong shares personal and professional anecdotes that collectively deliver a colorful portrait of an American life that should not be forgotten.