Before Terry Zwigoff turned his documentarian's lens on cartoonist R. Crumb, the ardent jazz and blues fan tracked down and profiled an artist -- Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong -- who'd caught his ear on a 1930s recording for this, his first feature. Armstrong leads one of the last remaining black string bands, but his talents don't end there, a fact the film makes abundantly clear as it follows the fiddler in his always-entertaining ramblings.
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- Terry Zwigoff
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English SDHClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary featuring Zwigoff; 30 minutes of unused footage; illustrations by Howard Armstrong; stills gallery.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it