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Synopsis: Two powerful forces in the world of jazz come together in this lively film. Airto Moreira, a world renowned percussionist from Brazil meets the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Mardi Gras morning in New Orleans. The musical alchemy of this meeting reignites the acclaimed musician’s passion to play and from there they "laissez les bons temps rouler". This is music as medicine for the soul!


Director's Bio: Dale Djerassi, president of Djerassi Films Inc., produces and directs documentary films, including "Nada Será Como Antes (Nothing Will Be As It Was)", about jazz musicians Flora Purim and Airto Moreira, "Bhutan -- A Strange Survival", about a Buddhist kingdom, "Oil on Ice", about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (IDA Pare Lorentz Award winner), and "Koko -- The Talking Gorilla", about the sign language-speaking gorilla. He was also a producer of '68, an independent feature film set in San Francisco. He serves on the board of SFFILM and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, both in California.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    20:46
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Director
    Dale Djerassi
  • Producer
    Dale Djerassi
  • Cinematographer
    Jason Rhein, Marshall Woodworth, Alejandro de los Rios, Dale Djerassi
  • Editor
    Norm Levy