October 11, 2022
First time director Eliane Henri accompanies Grammy award-winning jazz legend Roy Hargrove across Europe to capture an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at his final European tour.
Abe Beeson scheduled to host the screening and a post-show discussion with director Eliane Henri.
SIFF Year-Round Cinema Passes are not valid for DocFest.
Widely considered the best trumpet player of his generation, jazz legend Roy Hargrove galvanized audiences with his incisive playing and virtuosity. A charismatic and combustible performer, rumors of his precocious talent began to spread while he was still a teenager, and soon he began to ascend the ranks of jazz royalty, leading combos of every size, while also collaborating with everyone from Christian McBride to Herbie Hancock to Sonny Rollins. Not content to only reinvigorate jazz, Hargrove also was an indispensable presence in the Neo-soul movement, collaborating with Hip Hop and R&B trailblazers including Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, and The Roots. Capturing Hargrove in surprisingly unguarded moments—from giddy shopping excursions to heated arguments to transfixing hotel room improvisations—director Henri interlaces them with revealing archival footage and candid interviews with his many admirers and collaborators who collectively reflect back on both Roy's career and the challenges of being a Black jazz artist in America.
- Director: Eliane Henri
- Principal Cast: Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Questlove, Wynton Marsalis, Yasiin Bey
- Country: USA
- Year: 2022
- Running Time: 105 min.
- Producer: Eliane Henri, Dana Guerin
- Screenplay: Eliane Henri
- Cinematographers: Robert Benavides
- Editors: Joseph Marconi
- Website: www.poplifeproductions.com
- Filmography: Feel Rich: Health is the New Wealth (2017)
- Language: English