Live at Mister Kelly's

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    Brad WheelerGlobe and Mail
    With his film, Bogosian remembers a springboard venue in the evolution of the uniquely American artforms of jazz and comedy.
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    Peter SobczynskiRogerEbert.com
    Even though the film is ultimately not much more than an exercise in nostalgia, that's hardly a bad thing when you're delving into a past as rich as the one on display here.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I love this movie, I love this movie, I love this movie!
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    This insightful documentary looks back at the Rush Street hotspot that hosted Barbra Streisand, Richard Pryor, Bette Midler and countless other rising stars.
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    Leo BradyAMovieGuy.com
    It's important for people to never forget the history, including myself, and although the Chicago of the past is long gone, it's nice to relive it in the documentary Live at Mister Kelly's.
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    Loren KingNewport This Week (RI)
    Audiences who remember or are curious about a time when nightclubs were a staple of the entertainment industry will revel in Live at Mister Kelly's.
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    Staci Layne WilsonFantastica Daily
    If you're a fan of vintage nightclub entertainment-especially jazz and stand-up comedians-Live From Mister Kelly's is worth a peek.
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    Peter SobczynskieFilmCritic.com
    If you have any interest in the history of Chicago and popular entertainment in the 20th century, it is a must while others should enjoy it as both a celebration of a rich period of our cultural past.
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    Wendy ShreveFeaturing Film
    Some of jazz's greatest artists, comedy's funniest early entertainers, plus up-and-coming notables--Lainie Kazan, Diane Ladd, Bette Midler and Barbra Streisand--cemented their popularity at the club, Mr. Kelly's ...
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