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Louie Bluie (Criterion) (1985)

Cast: Howard Armstrong, Ted Bogan
Director: Terry Zwigoff
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Studio: Criterion
Genre: Documentary, Music, Biographies, Music Videos/Performance, Music
Running Time: 90 min.
Languages: English

Synopsis
Crumb director Terry Zwigoff's first film is a true treat: a documentary about the obscure country-blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America. As beguiling a raconteur as he is a performer, Louie makes for a wildly entertaining movie subject, and Zwigoff honors him with an unsentimental but endlessly affectionate tribute. Full of infectious music and comedy, Louie Bluie is a humane evocation of the kind of pop-cultural marginalia that Zwigoff would continue to excavate in the coming years.



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