Directed by Étienne Comar
Purchase Tickets: speedmuseum.org/cinema/django/
Friday, January 19, 7 pm
Saturday, January 20, 3 pm
Saturday, January 20, 7 pm
Sunday, January 21, 3 pm
“Played to perfection.”—David Erlich, IndieWire
Django reveals the life of the legendary influential Romani jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt elegantly played by Reda Kateb (A Prophet, Zero Dark Thirty).
Opening in Paris in 1943, Reinhardt is the toast of town, thrilling audiences with his distinctive brand of “hot jazz” and charming his admirers including his muse played by Cécile de France (Chinese Puzzle). Even as the rise of Nazism forces Reinhardt—whose music is considered degenerate under the Third Reich—to make a daring escape from Paris, he refuses to be silenced as his music becomes a form of protest.
2017, France, DCP, in English, French, German and Romani with English subtitles, 117 minutes. Recommended for 16+.