Hop Film Event

Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story

with co-director Ryan Suffern
July 02, 2022

This event occurred as part of the 22/23 Hop Film Event season. This is an archived view.

Bliss out on New Orleans' unique culture with this soulful and heartfelt celebration of 50 years of the funky and fabulous Jazz Fest.

22/23 Hop Film Event


JAZZ FEST: A NEW ORLEANS STORY | Official Trailer (2022)

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, aka "Jazz Fest," is the signature annual music and cultural event of the city and has been called America's greatest festival. Celebrating the music, food, and arts and crafts of all of Louisiana since 1970, Jazz Fest is an essential showcase of the rich heritage of the region, and hundreds of thousands attend the event each year. This new documentary weaves together live performances and interviews from the 50th anniversary of the iconic festival, featuring some of music's biggest names, along with a wealth of archival documentary footage. Rock out with Jimmy Buffett, Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, Pitbull, Al Green, Herbie Hancock, Aaron Neville, Earth, Wind & Fire and many others and dive deep into the rich culture of The Big Easy. D: Frank Marshall and Ryan Suffern, 2022, US

A conversation with co-director Ryan Suffern follows the film.

Come at 7:15 pm for a pre-show, pop-up performance by members of the Coast Jazz Orchestra.

Ryan Suffern is an Emmy-nominated producer and director. Over the past decade, he has helped to produce over 25 documentaries, ranging in topics from music to sports to social causes, but always with an emphasis on the human interest at the heart of the story.

As a director, Suffern helmed the award-winning Finding Oscar and he most recently directed a docuseries on A&M Records and a feature doc on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Suffern also directed A Final Cut For Orson: 40 Years in the Making for Netflix, documenting the finishing of Orson Welles's The Other Side of The Wind. Suffern has produced numerous other documentary titles, including The China Hustle, Satan & Adam, The Man vs. The Machine and the EPIX docuseries Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time. He served as an executive producer on The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash, a YouTube Originals release, and HBO's The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart as well as the Paul McCartney / Rick Rubin docuseries for Hulu, McCartney 3,2,1.

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