Thursday, 10 November 2022
7:30PM | Cinépolis Chelsea
Friday, 11 November 2022
11:00AM | Cinépolis Chelsea
The Life and Complicated Times of Pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr.
Patriarch of the famed “First Family of Jazz,” Ellis Marsalis was a master jazz pianist, composer and educator. This intimate documentary delves into the life and career of this music icon, interlaced with rare footage of key moments in US history, and footage of his final live performances. Anecdotes from sons Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo, Ellis III, Jason, and actor Wendell Pierce, round out the film as Ellis recounts for us the story of his illustrious life. – Karen McMullen
The premiere will be followed by a Q&A with director Sascha Just, music supervisor Jason Marsalis, and Wynton Marsalis.
The second screening will be followed by a Q&A with Sascha Just and Jason Marsalis.