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New York Jewish Film Festival 2010

January 13, 2010 - January 28, 2010


United Kingdom: 1 film(s)
The Jazz Baroness

The Jazz Baroness
Hannah Rothschild, UK, 2009, 90m
New York Premiere
A descendant of the famous Jewish dynasty, Baroness Pannonica “Nica” Rothschild de Konigswarter abruptly leaves her family and creates a new one among celebrated jazz musicians in postwar New York. She goes on to become Thelonious Monk’s close friend and muse, a patron saint for the bebop world. Documentary filmmaker Hannah Rothschild delves into her great aunt’s biography, Monk’s troubled mental health, and the pair’s different backgrounds. Featuring illuminating interviews with Quincy Jones, Sonny Rollins, Clint Eastwood, The Duchess of Devonshire—and the voice of Helen Mirren as Nica.
Sat Jan 16: 9:15pm
Sun Jan 17: 4:15pm
Mon Jan 18: 8:30pm

This year's New York Jewish Film Festival was selected by Rachel Chanoff, Independent Curator; Andrew Ingall, Assistant Curator, The Jewish Museum; Richard Peña, Program Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center; Aviva Weintraub, Associate Curator and Director of the NYJFF, The Jewish Museum.

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The Jewish Museum - 5th Avenue
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York NY 10128



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