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Bolden (2019)

R | | Drama | 3 May 2019 (USA)
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A mythical account of the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans.

Director:

Dan Pritzker

Writers:

Dan Pritzker (screenplay), Dan Pritzker (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Carr ... Buddy Bolden
Erik LaRay Harvey ... Bartley
Ian McShane ... Judge Perry
Michael Rooker ... Pat McMurphy
Yaya DaCosta ... Nora Bolden
Reno Wilson ... Louis Armstrong
Robert Ri'chard ... George Baquet
Karimah Westbrook ... Alice Bolden
JoNell Kennedy ... Ida Bass
Kearia Schroeder ... Grace
Serena Reeder ... Mavis
Krystal Farris ... Belladonna
Christina Marie Karis ... Bernadette
Terri Abney ... Judith
Breon Pugh Breon Pugh ... Willie Warner
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A mythical account of the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Where the Music Began

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and graphic nudity, brutal violence, language and drug use
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

King Bolden See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolton Say" was written by "Jelly Roll" Morton. See more »

Goofs

"Louisana State Asylum 1931" at the beginning of the movie is is spelled wrong. See more »

Quotes

Bartley: You got to put your music in the man's machine, motherfucker.
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Interesting story on the history of jazz music.
21 May 2019 | by ann-annpublishingSee all my reviews

I was much more excited to see how well the movie trailer was put together, promising a well done historical biopic film. While the scenes are beautifully done in a fantasy fashion, the costumes and scenery seemed period correct; the story was a bit hard to follow, pieced together like a patchwork quilt. I would love to see the working script from this film as it must have taken a genius to put this hodgepodge film together! I did wind up deciding the writer/director must have taken his cue from the inner thoughts of the troubled soul of this musical genius, Buddy Boldon. As it is said, there is a fine line between genius and lunatic. I will give this film 5 stars as I feel the settings, acting, musicial orchestration, etc, was well done, even though the story was a bit hard to follow.


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