Cover image for The jazz loft, according to W. Eugene Smith
Title:
The jazz loft, according to W. Eugene Smith
Author:
Fishko, Sara, television director, screenwriter, television producer.
Publication Information:
New York : Kino Lorber, [2018]

© 2018
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (88 minutes) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Drawn from thousands of hours of audiotape and tens of thousands of photographs created by photojournalist W. Eugene Smith from 1957 to 1965, this film tells the story of the Manhattan loft building that Smith turned into a gathering spot for jazz musicians and jam sessions. Smith's sounds and images are interspersed with present-day interviews with musicians and other visitors who spent time in the jazz loft during those years.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.

Wide screen (1.78:1, 16x9).

Special features: Director Sara Fishko in conversation with Leonard Lopate; trailer.
Language:
English
UPC:
738329227371
Format :
DVD

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In 1950s Manhattan, a dingy, five story wreck of a loft building becomes the home and obsession of photographer W. Eugene Smith. After a stellar but frustrating career at LIFE Magazine, Smith wires the building for sound and captures daily life at 821 Sixth Avenue in thousands of pictures and endless 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.