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Followed by Q&A with Eric Friedler

Attending this event

Eric Friedler

Born in Australia, Eric Friedler belongs to Germany’s most acclaimed directors of documentaries and has been working with Norddeutscher Rundfunk since 2002. As Commisioning Editor of German National Television NDR/ARD he has supervised acclaimed documentaries, television movies and feature films. As a director he has been awarded national and international awards including German TV awards, Grimme Awards (German Academy) and the Hanns-Joachim-Friedrichs Awards. In 2011 he became Executive Producer and head of the NDR special projects department for docudramas and documentaries.

Films screening at this event

It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story

Eric Friedler
Germany, USA
115 min

What makes the story of jazz label Blue Note exceptional is not only its roster of artists – Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, to name just a few – but also its founders. Jazz buffs Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff fled Germany in the 1930s and settled in New York City, making it their life’s work to give the music they so admired the respect it deserved. Produced by Wim Wenders, this film is as cool as the Blue Note sound and as stylish as its iconic albums’ covers.

“A unique and intimate look at the most exciting era in jazz, one that changed the world forever… impressive!” – Rolling Stone


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