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Pain and pure love in the melancholic memory piece 'Low Down'
Pain and pure love in the melancholic memory piece 'Low Down'

"Low Down" is one from the heart. It's a melancholy, evocative, beautifully made memory piece, unblinking and unromanticized, a lovely film that brings great emotion and a dead-on feeling for time, place and recaptured mood to a story that is as universal as it is personal. Starring the letter-perfect duo of John Hawkes and Elle Fanning, "Low Down" is based on Amy-Jo Albany's finely written memoir of growing up with her father, legendary jazz pianist Joe Albany, a heroin addict living in the on-the-skids Hollywood of the 1970s. Co-written by Albany and Topper Lilien, this atmospheric film is directed by Jeff Preiss with a real love for the period and its...

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