STARTS STREAMING FRIDAY, August 14 for $12
BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION!
Once you purchase an “e-ticket” you will be sent a link & password to view the film. The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 50/50. You can watch Jazz on a Summer’s Day for 72 hours after you receive a link via email. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.
“The musicians are all in their prime. They are photographed and recorded gorgeously. The viewers are absolutely made to feel that we are actually there, in Newport, on a sunny Saturday afternoon and evening.” – Chicago Jazz Magazine
Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island and directed by world-renowned photographer, Bert Stern, Jazz on a Summer’s Day features intimate performances by an all-star line-up of musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O’Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington, and closes with a beautiful rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer” by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning. The 1959 classic is considered one of the most extraordinary and possibly the first concert film ever made. Its sparkling new 4K restoration by IndieCollect, recently premiered at the 57th New York Film Festival. The film was named to the National Film Registry in 1999, and its restoration was funded by the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress in time to celebrate the film’s 60th Anniversary. (Dir. by Bert Stern, 1959, USA, 85 mins., Not Rated)