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About, a silent film directed by Dan Pritzker, starring Jackie Earle Haley, Shanti Lowry and Anthony Coleman, will premiere in US cities in late August with live musical accompaniment by Wynton Marsalis, renowned pianist Cecile Licad and a 10-piece all-star jazz ensemble. Marsalis will play a score comprised primarily of his own compositions. Licad will play the music of 19th century American composer L.M. Gottschalk. The group will perform live with the film in a series of special performances in New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, Detroit and Philadelphia. Shot by Academy Award-winning… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"With a pace and cinematic language openly inspired by Charlie Chaplin, it's as much a riff on silent movies as it is a coming-of-age tale with a whiff of political farce."
‑ Nate Chinen, New York Times
"Louis may superficially resemble movies of a bygone age, but it lacks their essence: masterful effortlessness."
‑ Tim Grierson, Village Voice
"Faux silent-film melodrama is mostly a novelty, but the jazz score, performed live by Wynton Marsalis for select engagements, is a real treat."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Louis is in every way a tribute to regressive nostalgia."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"Though commendably attentive to Chaplin-esque pantomime on the part of lead villain Jackie Earle Haley, this cinematic anomaly falls flat as a stand-alone."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
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