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Low Down
    2013, 119 minutes, color, U.S.A., U.S. Dramatic
    Cinematography Award: U. S. Dramatic

    Told through the wise eyes of his young daughter, Amy, Low Down chronicles the torrid, true life of jazz pianist Joe Albany. Born into her beloved father’s unorthodox segment of society, Amy’s improvisational adolescence evolves in the shadow of Joe’s struggle between his musical genius and a suffocating heroin addiction. As young Amy sifts through the demimonde of artists, musicians, and vagabonds who permeate her apartment building, she attempts to cling to the deep-rooted love she shares with her deteriorating father. As she emerges into adulthood, she is forced to define her own identity, separate from her father’s troubles.

    Set against a sensuously textured 1970s Hollywood, Jeff Preiss’s deeply melodic film weaves effortlessly through time, transporting us through Amy and Joe’s journey with graceful confidence. But the bedrock of this film is the remarkable performances from Elle Fanning and John Hawkes, whose tender portrayals of Amy and Joe draw the audience into the powerful and unique love between a father and his daughter.
    - T.B.

    About the Director

    Jeff Preiss is a New York filmmaker who emerged in the 1980s through his involvement with experimental cinema. He was codirector of the pioneering Lower East Side venue Films Charas. In 1987, he shot a series of short films and two feature documentaries, Broken Noses and Let's Get Lost, for Bruce Weber. Let’s Get Lost won the Venice Film Festival Cinecritica Award and received an Academy Award nomination for best documentary. Both films screened at the Sundance Film Festival. His 2012 experimental feature film, STOP, was a selection of the New York Film Festival.

    Cast and Credits

    Director: Jeff Preiss

    Screenwriters: Amy-Jo Albany, Topper Lilien

    Producers: Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, Mindy Goldberg

    Executive Producers: Amy-Jo Albany, Burton Ritchie, Win McCormack, Flea, Anthony Kiedis, Daniel-Konrad Cooper

    Line Producer: Chris Stinson

    Cinematographer: Christopher Blauvelt

    Music: Ohad Talmor

    Editor: Michael Saia

    Principal Cast: John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Flea

    Contact: Jeremy Grossman-Greene / Epoch Films / jeremy@epochfilms.com / (212) 226-0661