Brilliantly acted by Oscar nominee John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone, The Sessions, Lincoln), Elle Fanning (Maleficent, I Am Sam) and, in a brilliantly nuanced performance that’s both mesmerizing and aptly self-effacing, unlike anything else she’s ever done, Glenn Close, Low Down chronicles the torrid, true life of jazz pianist Joe Albany, as seen through the wise and adoring eyes of his young daughter, Amy. Set against a seedy yet sensuously textured 1970s Hollywood, Low Down follows Amy’s improvisational adolescence, which evolves in the shadow of Joe’s struggle between his musical genius and a suffocating heroin addiction. As young Amy sifts through the demimonde of artists, musicians, and vagabonds who permeate her father’s life, she attempts to cling to the deep-rooted love she shares with her deteriorating father, with the true steadying hand provided by her stern paternal grandmother, played by Close.
Sponsored by Jim and Cindy Hutchison
U.S.A. 2014 – DCP – 114 Minutes
Director: Jeff Preiss
Screenplay: Topper Lilien, Amy Albany, based on the book by Amy Albany
Producers: Albert Berger, Mindy Goldberg, Ron Yerxa
Cast: John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Flea
Print Courtesy: Oscilloscope Films