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By Culturekiosque Staff

NEW YORK, 22 AUGUST 2010 Louis, a silent film directed by Dan Pritzker and starring Jackie Earle Haley and Shanti Lowry, will premiere in U.S. cities next week with live musical accompaniment by Wynton Marsalis, pianist Cecile Licad and a 10-piece all-star jazz ensemble, including Sherman Irby, Victor Goines, Marcus Printup, Ted Nash, Kurt Bacher, Vincent Gardner, Wycliffe Gordon, Dan Nimmer, Carlos Henriquez, Ali Jackson, and conductor Andy Farber. Mr. Marsalis will play a score comprised primarily of his own compositions. Licad will play the music of 19th century American composer L.M. Gottschalk. The group will perform live with the film in a series of special performances in New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, Detroit, and Philadelphia 25 - 31 August 2010.
Louis is set in 1907 New Orleans and tells the story of a young boy born into poverty who dreams of playing the trumpet. The action takes place in "The District" – the section of New Orleans dedicated to pleasure and violence. According to a press statement issued by the Louis Armstrong House in Corona, New York, the seventy-minute film "pays homage to Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplin, beautiful women and the birth of the great American art form, jazz."

For the New York City event at the Apollo Theater, tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com and at the Apollo Theater Box Office
253 West 125th Street
(between 7th & 8th Avenues)
New York, NY 
or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
For more information and to see the trailer please access www.louisthemovie.com.
Tour dates for Louis with Wynton Marsalis & Cecile Licad:
Wednesday, 25 August: Chicago, IL – Symphony Center
Thursday, 26 August: Detroit, MI – Orchestra Hall
Saturday, 28 August: Bethesda, MD – Strathmore Center
Monday, 30 August: New York, NY – Apollo Theatre
Tuesday, 31 August: Glenside, (Philadelphia) PA – Keswick Theatre

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