'Bolden' Preview & Party
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'Bolden' Preview & Party

Advance FILM SCREENING + Q&A w/ Director Dan Pritzker

May 01
Miner Auditorium
WedMay 1

Members Only

7:30 PM

$25

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On May 1st, SFJAZZ will host a special Members-Only sneak preview of the film Bolden in advance of the film’s official theatrical release. The Bolden Preview Party includes a screening of Bolden and a Q&A with director Dan Pritzker and members of the cast and crew. After the screening, celebrate this highly anticipated film with complimentary New Orleans inspired drinks, bites, and live music with VIPs and members of the cast and crew.

SCHEDULE
6:30 PM
Doors Open
7:30 PM 
Bolden Screening
9:45 PM Q+A & Party w/ John Brothers Piano Company (complimentary for all ticket holders)

ABOUT 'BOLDEN'
Bolden, an upcoming drama directed by Dan Pritzker, imagines the compelling, powerful and tragic journey of Buddy Bolden, the unsung American hero who invented Jazz. With little biographical information and no found recordings of his music, the film’s narrative composes fragmented memories of his past, against the political and social context in which his revolutionary music was conceived. The birth of jazz was the birth of American popular culture influencing everything that followed in its wake - from Louis Armstrong to Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Fugees and Dr. Dre, Bolden is where it all began.

Rated R: Sexual content and graphic nudity, brutal violence, language and drug use
Length: 1 hr, 48 min
Official Theater Release: MAY 3

Restricted

Starring Gary Carr as Bolden, and with original music written, arranged and performed by Wynton Marsalis, Bolden, set in New Orleans in the early 1900’s, imagines the compelling, powerful and tragic journey of Buddy Bolden, the unsung American hero who invented Jazz.

Cast

Gary Carr   Buddy Bolden
Erik LaRay   Harvey Bartley
Yaya DaCosta   Nora Bolden
Reno Wilson   Louis Armstrong
Karimah Westbrook   Alice Bolden
JoNell Kennedy   Ida Bass
Robert Ri’chard   George Baquet
Serena Reeder   Mavis
Michael Rooker   Pat McMurphy
Ian McShane   Judge Perry

Music written and arranged by Wynton Marsalis

 

Cast

Gary Carr   Buddy Bolden
Erik LaRay   Harvey Bartley
Yaya DaCosta   Nora Bolden
Reno Wilson   Louis Armstrong
Karimah Westbrook   Alice Bolden
JoNell Kennedy   Ida Bass
Robert Ri’chard   George Baquet
Serena Reeder   Mavis
Michael Rooker   Pat McMurphy
Ian McShane   Judge Perry

Music written and arranged by Wynton Marsalis

 

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