September 28, 2017
French Cinema Now Opening Night Film & Party
Legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt spends his nights dazzling German-occupied Paris with his inventive, "hot" jazz, drawing the attention of the Nazis. When he refuses to change his music and go on tour in Germany, he and his family are forced to flee the city. Reda Kateb (A Prophet) delivers an elegant, nuanced performance, revealing a man whose resistance was his art.
Screening as part of French Cinema Now.
Join us before the film and enjoy a complimentary performance by Northwest favorite, Pearl Django Trio, at 5:45 PM followed by the film at 6:30 PM.
- Director: Etienne Comar
- Principal Cast: Reda Kateb, Cécile de France, Beata Palya, Bim Bim Merstein, Vincent Frade
- Country: France
- Year: 2017
- Running Time: 117 minutes
- Producer: Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier
- Screenplay: Etienne Comar, Alexis Salatko
- Cinematographers: Christophe Beaucarne
- Editors: Monica Coleman
- Music: Django Reinhardt, Warren Ellis
- Website: Official Film Website
- Filmography: Debut Feature Film
- Language: French
- Has Subtitles: Yes
- US Distributor: Under the Milky Way
- International Sales: The Festival Agency