Louie Bluie

Louie Bluie

Directed by Terry Zwigoff • 1985 • United States

Crumb director Terry Zwigoff's first film is a true treat: a documentary about the obscure country-blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America. As beguiling a raconteur as he is a performer, Louie makes for a wildly entertaining movie subject, and Zwigoff honors him with an unsentimental but endlessly affectionate tribute. Full of infectious music and comedy, Louie Bluieis a humane evocation of the kind of pop-cultural marginalia that Zwigoff would continue to excavate in the coming years.

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Louie Bluie
  • Louie Bluie

    Directed by Terry Zwigoff • 1985 • United States

    Crumb director Terry Zwigoff's first film is a true treat: a documentary about the obscure country-blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America. As beguiling...

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