Louie Bluie
Louie Bluie (1985)

String band leader Howard Armstrong (Louie Bluie) is the joyful, emotive, strutting subject of this tribute by fellow musician and cellist Terry Zwigoff. Filmed at the 1985 Friscofest, Louie's unique Afro-American string band shares the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1985
DVD Release Date: September 7, 2010
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It is a wonderful film.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

A most curious man. And a magnificent performer. The one, the only Louie Bluie.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Seeing it again under much better conditions, I understand... how much this film is of a piece with Crumb.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a jaunty, engaging documentary that never at any point pretends to be comprehensive or in any way complete

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