Oscar Peterson: Black + White


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Dec 10, 2021 7:30 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Cinema Extra
Display Category:Coming Soon
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Barry Avrich


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Practically synonymous with Canadian jazz, Oscar Peterson is musical royalty the world over. Chart the course of his illustrious career in this righteous salute to his genius by acclaimed filmmaker Barry Avrich (Made You Look; Blurred Lines). Witness Peterson awe and uplift crowds from his birthplace in Montreal to the deep south where segregation laws were alive and well. Boogie-woogie with Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Quincy Jones and other music legends along the way. Featuring rare archival clips, dazzling new performances, and extraordinary interviews, this powerfully realized docu-concert makes one thing clear: Oscar Peterson was a star that continues to shine.

Live post-screening panel discussion about jazz on screen moderated by film journalist Richard Crouse (CTV, CP24) featuring:

• Barry Avrich, Director 
• Bill King, author/host, Jazz.FM
• Larnell Lewis, Musician, Snarky Puppy
• Rosemary Sadlier, Social Justice Advocate and former President of the Ontario Black History Society
• Mark Selby, Producer

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