PG. Dir: Frank Marshall, Ryan Suffern, US, 2022, 94 min. Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett, Katy Perry, Earth, Wind & Fire.
“A lively and captivating documentary about The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival which held its 50th Anniversary in 2019. Co-directors Frank Marshall and Ryan Suffern capture the culture, history, food and music that are all celebrated in the annual festival… If you’re unfamiliar with it, don’t worry because Jazz Fest makes you feel like you’re there to experience it all… Hearing and seeing Earth, Wind, and Fire, Jimmy Buffett, Herbie Hancock among many others is pure joy to behold… Jazz Fest is an electrifying, illuminating and enormously entertaining documentary.” —Avi Offer, The NYC Movie Guru. “Jazz Fest captures it all, while weaving a deeper narrative about a city whose rhythms are animated by a history of resilience. Featuring performances by Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, Al Green, and many others, the good vibes are as palpable as the crawfish jambalaya wafting across the screen. You’ll be left soulfully satisfied.” —HotDocs