113 minutes, Color
In 1939 New York City, two Jewish refugees from Berlin founded the most iconic jazz label in music history, Blue Note Records. Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Thelonius Monk, Quincy Jones, and countless others came through Blue Note's doors to create indelible recordings that thrummed with improvisatory urgency. In an era when black musicians were subject to discrimination and segregation in NYC, Blue Note saw kindred spirits (having immigrated to escape such discrimination) and provided an outlet for their virtuosity. Relive this integral moment in music history, peppered throughout with an energetic soundtrack, artful animation, and interviews. Executive produced by Wim Wenders, It Must Schwing! is a must-see for jazz aficionados. —Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
In English and German with English subtitles
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