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The Nightlight Under the Stars: Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)

  • Saturday, September 18, 2021
  • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 North Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303
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THE NIGHTLIGHT UNDER THE STARS: JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY (1959)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH AT 8:00PM 

Join us at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens for the 6th in our fall outdoor film series.

Seating is limited to 80. Reserve your spot today!


JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY (1959) 85 min.

This documentary concert film captures the sounds and performances of some of the major jazz artists at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. Unlike earlier jazz movies that had been filmed in smoky black and white, this is shot in vibrant color. While musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Anita O'Day and Mahalia Jackson perform, images of beaches, sailboats on water, dancing couples and the faces of joyful audience members are intercut into the proceedings.

"Several of the performances are among the treasures of filmed music; all of them, whatever their musical merit, are filmed with a rare artistry, a rare attention to making images of music that are themselves musical." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker


OTHER EVENT DETAILS:

Concessions will be available from Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. Outside food and drink not permitted.

Stan Hywet grounds will open at 7:00 p.m.

Chairs provided for first come, first served seating, blankets are welcome.


The Nightlight’s programs have been made possible by grants from GAR Foundation, Akron Community Foundation, Ohio Arts Council and Corbin Foundation.

The Nightlight is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit art house theater in the heart of Akron. Your donation is fully tax deductible. If you are interested in making a larger donation or becoming a marquee sponsor for our screening series, please email Executive Director Jenn Kidd at jkidd@nightlightcinema.com.


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