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Louie Bluie

Louie Bluie (1985)

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String band leader Howard Armstrong (Louie Bluie) is the joyful, emotive, strutting subject of this tribute by fellow musician and cellist Terry Zwigoff. Filmed at the 1985 Friscofest, Louie's unique Afro-American string band shares the stage with Cab Calloway and with Les Blank and Alan Governar in an entertaining number about the ups and downs of nicotine in Cigarette Blues. Enjoyable for all audiences, Louie Bluie is 60 minutes of happy musical catharsis. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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It is a wonderful film.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Seeing it again under much better conditions, I understand... how much this film is of a piece with Crumb.

August 13, 2010 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
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a jaunty, engaging documentary that never at any point pretends to be comprehensive or in any way complete

August 10, 2010 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
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A most curious man. And a magnificent performer. The one, the only Louie Bluie.

August 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
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