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Louie Bluie (1985)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | October 1985 (USA)
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About the obscure country-blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America.

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Terry Zwigoff
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Howard Armstrong Howard Armstrong ... Himself
Ted Bogan Ted Bogan ... Himself
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About the obscure country-blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America.

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Documentary | Music

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Луи Блуи See more »

Filming Locations:

Tennessee, USA

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Superior See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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quite a character
3 December 2010 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

Introducing Howard Armstrong: musician, artist, poet, and inveterate liar. Add these traits together (with charisma to spare) and you have one of those rare, idiosyncratic characters the camera can't help but fall in love with, the perfect companion for a sixty-minute jaunt through the dingy urban music halls and lonesome childhood haunts of back roads America. In between spontaneous interludes of music Armstrong entertains the viewer with anecdotes, tall tales and priceless banter, and director Terry Zwigoff simply gives him all the space he needs to ham it up in front of the camera. The result is brisk, professional non-fiction movie-making, but too loosely organized to be considered a traditional biography.


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