LOW DOWN – NW Premiere!
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Wednesday, November 12
drama NW Premiere
2014 / US / 114 minutes / Format: DCP
Director: Jeff Preiss Cast: John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Flea Print Source: Ocilloscope Laboratories
Join the Olympia Film Festival for the Northwest premiere of Low Down. The debut feature by cinematographer Jeff Preiss (Broken Noses, Let’s Get Lost), Low Down is an immersive, evocative depiction of a few mid-’70s years in the life of jazz pianist Joe Albany as seen through the eyes of his daughter Amy-Jo, upon whose 2002 memoir the film is based. Unlike many of the jazz greats with whom he played, Albany was never able to kick the heroin habit, although whether that was the cause or a consequence of his lifelong obscurity is open to debate. Doing his best to make it from day to day, fix to fix, gig to gig, he was part of the low-rent junkie bohemian flophouse demimonde of 1970s Los Angeles, which meant that this was Amy-Jo’s world as well, despite being decidedly not the best atmosphere for raising a child. Starring powerhouse performers John Hawkes (The Sessions) and Elle Fanning (Super 8), the film also features notable supporting work by Glenn Close, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea.