(Etienne Comar, 2017, France, 117 min.)
A powerful biopic which will immerse viewers in a tumultuous chapter in the life of one of the 20th century's greatest musical geniuses: The legendary Romani jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Reinhardt, elegantly interpreted by Reda Kateb (A Prophet, Zero Dark Thirty), is the toast of 1943 Paris, thrilling audiences with his distinctive brand of “hot jazz” and charming his admirers including his muse played by Cécile de France (Hereafter, Chinese Puzzle). But even as the rise of Nazism forces Reinhardt — whose music is considered degenerate under the Third Reich — to make a daring escape from Paris, he refuses to be silenced as his music becomes a form of protest.
Sunday, January 21 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119