EMMY winning film on Louis Armstrong’s daughter comes to Alexandria!
Louis Armstrong’s secret daughter reveals a new side of the music and cultural icon’s personal life in the acclaimed PBS film Little Satchmo, winner of the Southeast EMMY Award for Outstanding Historical Documentary, which comes to the Hearn Stage at the Kress Theatre on Monday, November 6th at 7:00 PM!
The film will be followed by a Q&A with the Emmy-winning team behind the film, director John Alexander and producer JC Guest.
Tickets are $10 for Adults and Free for Students
Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Sharon Preston-Folta comes forward in the documentary after living closely in the shadows of her father, unveiling a family and their relationship that was kept entirely invisible for more than 50 years. The story is told almost exclusively from the first-person perspective of a daughter who was loved and cared for her by her father until the end of his life. The documentary is based on Preston-Folta’s memoir of the same title, detailing how Sharon, the product of a two-decade love affair between Satchmo and Harlem dancer Lucille ‘Sweets’ Preston, had no option but to harbor and conceal her identity for decades before making it public. It resonates with complex themes of race, father/daughterhood, family, identity, and single-parent households.
Made possible by a partnership with the National Endowment of the Arts, the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts who has selected Little Satchmo to tour Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana this November.
Visit Louisiana-arts.org under the events tab for film trailer.