"Louis" A Silent Movie with Live Accompaniment at the Keswick Theatre
To those who were not able to experience "Louis" live, the band is near completion of the soundtrack for what may be a DVD release of the film. While it will not be the same as seeing the film on the big screen with a live band in an old movie house, it should satisfy those who wish they could have been there. Marsalis, Pritzker, the actors and the musicians provided this audience with an experience they will not soon forget. Being in the Keswick with its ornate stage and its history of hosting similar films generations ago made the experience that much more memorable. Perhaps a new era of silent films is in our future, and the next may come from Pritzker and Marsalis themselves as they put the finishing touches on their next silent film, "Bolden" based on the life of trumpeter and first jazz player Buddy Bolden. We should all look forward to its release.