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Interview: Director Sacha Jenkins Talks ‘Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues’ At TIFF 2022

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is a hotspot for fantastic documentary features, and Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues is primed to take the festival by storm!

Geeks of Color had the opportunity to speak with the film’s director Sacha Jenkins about his process of creating the film, including newly released audio which consisted of Armstrong’s conversations with his wife and friends and Armstrong’s political thoughts and legacy.

Check out the full interview with Sacha Jenkins below:

The official synopsis

Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues offers an intimate and revealing look at the world-changing musician, presented through a lens of archival footage and never-before-heard home recordings and personal conversations. This definitive documentary, directed by Sacha Jenkins, honors Armstrong’s legacy as a founding father of jazz, one of the first internationally known and beloved stars, and a cultural ambassador of the United States. The film shows how Armstrong’s own life spans the shift from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement and how he became a lightning rod figure in that turbulent era.

Sacha Jenkins directed Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues
(Courtesy of Apple TV+)

Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues premiered at TIFF on September 8 and will be available to stream on Apple TV+ on October 28!

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