Shot by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond as a modern re-imagining of early silent film, 'Louis' is an homage to Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplin, beautiful women and the birth of American music. The grand Storyville bordellos, alleys and cemeteries of 1907 New Orleans provide a backdrop of lust, blood and magic for 6 year old Louis (Anthony Coleman) as he navigates the colorful intricacies of life in the city. Young Louis's dreams of playing the trumpet are interrupted by a chance meeting with a beautiful and vulnerable girl named Grace (Shanti Lowry) and her baby, Jasmine. Jackie Earle Haley, in a performance reminiscent of the great comic stars of the silent screen, plays the evil Judge Perry who is determined not to let Jasmine's true heritage derail his candidacy for governor.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 70min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/25/2010
- Distributor(s): Dipperflicks
Jackie Earle Haley
- Themes: Journey of Self-Discovery,Musician's Life
- Tone: Humorous,Nostalgic,Quirky,Stylized
baby, musician, politician
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (08-25-2010)