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Louie Bluie (1985)

Louie Bluie (1985)

Louie Bluie




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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.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
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On DVD: Sep 7, 2010
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

It is a wonderful film.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 6, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Seeing it again under much better conditions, I understand... how much this film is of a piece with Crumb.

Full Review… | August 13, 2010
Combustible Celluloid

a jaunty, engaging documentary that never at any point pretends to be comprehensive or in any way complete

Full Review… | August 10, 2010
Q Network Film Desk

A most curious man. And a magnificent performer. The one, the only Louie Bluie.

Full Review… | August 7, 2010
Movie Metropolis

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