In 1950s Manhattan, a dingy, five-story wreck of a loft building becomes the home and obsession of the brilliant photographer W. Eugene Smith who leaves his family and moves there to live the artist s life. Smith, crashing after a stellar but frustrating career at LIFE Magazine, wires the building for sound and captures daily life at 821 Sixth Avenue in thousands of pictures and end- less hours of audio tape. Over eight years in this place in New York s wholesale flower district, jazz players gather all night, every night, for freewheeling jam sessions both hot and cool; Thelonious Monk comes by to rehearse for a famous concert; Hall Overton emerges as a jazz guru; and a gifted drummer named Ronnie Free finds and loses his footing in the jazz world. Smith stealthily documents all that and more.

CREDITS:

Actors: David Amram, Carla Bley, John Cohen

Directors: Sara Fishko

FEATURES:

  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR Not Rated
  • Studio: Kino Lorber
  • DVD Release Date: January 9, 2018
  • Run Time: 88 minutes

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Director Sara Fishko in conversation with Leonard Lopate

In 1950s Manhattan, a dingy, five-story wreck of a loft building becomes the home and obsession of the brilliant photographer W. Eugene Smith who leaves his family and moves there to live the artist s life. Smith, crashing after a stellar but frustrating career at LIFE Magazine, wires the building for sound and captures daily life at 821 Sixth Avenue in thousands of pictures and end- less hours of audio tape. Over eight years in this place in New York s wholesale flower district, jazz players gather all night, every night, for freewheeling jam sessions both hot and cool; Thelonious Monk comes by to rehearse for a famous concert; Hall Overton emerges as a jazz guru; and a gifted drummer named Ronnie Free finds and loses his footing in the jazz world. Smith stealthily documents all that and more.

CREDITS:

Actors: David Amram, Carla Bley, John Cohen

Directors: Sara Fishko

FEATURES:

  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR Not Rated
  • Studio: Kino Lorber
  • DVD Release Date: January 9, 2018
  • Run Time: 88 minutes

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Director Sara Fishko in conversation with Leonard Lopate
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    In 1950s Manhattan, a dingy, five-story wreck of a loft building becomes the home and obsession of the brilliant photographer W. Eugene Smith who leaves his family and moves there to live the artist s life. Smith, crashing after a stellar but frustrating career at LIFE Magazine, wires the building for sound and captures daily life at 821 Sixth Avenue in thousands of pictures and end- less hours of audio tape. Over eight years in this place in New York s wholesale flower district, jazz players gather all night, every night, for freewheeling jam sessions both hot and cool; Thelonious Monk comes by to rehearse for a famous concert; Hall Overton emerges as a jazz guru; and a gifted drummer named Ronnie Free finds and loses his footing in the jazz world. Smith stealthily documents all that and more.

    CREDITS:

    Actors: David Amram, Carla Bley, John Cohen

    Directors: Sara Fishko

    FEATURES:

    • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
    • Language: English
    • Region: Region 1
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Rated: NR Not Rated
    • Studio: Kino Lorber
    • DVD Release Date: January 9, 2018
    • Run Time: 88 minutes

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • Director Sara Fishko in conversation with Leonard Lopate