Wild Man Blues

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Jean Doumanian Productions, Cabin Creek Films, Sweetland Films

Directed by Barbara Kopple

In this documentary film director Barbara Kopple follows Woody Allen on a rare European tour with his Dixiland jazz band. One could raise the question whether this film is relevant to Jewish music or not. Its relevance can be found by looking over the past five decades; Woody Allen's name and films have become synecdoches for American Jewish culture. The film's connection between the man and music gives an opportunity to not only see him playing clarinet, which accompanied some of his films' soundtracks, but to also see him during his day to day life. In that sense the film connects between the Jazz music of New Orleans, and the Jewish American icon.



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