Wild Man Blues

Year of Production:
1997
Status:
Library
Genre:
Documentary
Country of Origin:
US
Language:
English
Running Time:
105 mins.
Director:
Barbara Kopple
Cast:
Woody Allen, Soon Yi Previn, Letty Aronson
Crew:

Tom Hurwitz: Director of Photography

Lawrence Silk: Editor

Wild Man Blues is a feature length documentary about Woody Allen and his New Orleans-style jazz band, filmed during his recent European tour.

"Like taking a bath in honey" is how the acclaimed filmmaker and clarinettist describes the music that has remained his passion since childhood.

As Allen and his band take the stage and play before adoring audiences in seven countries and eighteen cities, the film captures the energy and passion of these performances. The film also reveals Allen in more private moments, as he fends off overzealous fans and paparazzi and struggles with the Felliniesque carnival of celebrity that surrounds him.

In the protective privacy of Europe's splendid hotels, accompanied by his sister, Letty Aronson and girlfriend, Soon Yi Previn, and other friends, Allen displays his signature humour and reveals - in addition to his obsessions and neuroses - the private person behind the public persona.

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