Artie Shaw: Time is all You’ve Got – April 19th at 8pm
Artie Shaw: Time is all You’ve Got • Friday April 19 • 8.00 pm 114 min
At Hudson Village Theatre
Biography of clarinetist and bandleader Artie Shaw, one of the principal figures of the big band/jazz era of the late 1930s and 1940s. He was a self-taught virtuoso and his recording of Cole Porter’s “Begin the Beguine” was a smash hit of the swing era. An unselfconscious civil rights pioneer, he hired the Black singer Billie Holiday to sing with him at a time when that just wasn’t done. His many years of retreat from public life are discussed, as well as his notorious series of 8 unsuccessful marriages including Lana Turner and Ava Gardner. After the film won the Academy Award in 1987, Artie Shaw sued Director Brigitte Berman in Canadian court, claiming ownership of the film. The legal difficulties prevented the film’s release between 1987 and Shaw’s death in 2004. It has now been restored in a 4K version and was shown at TIFF 2023 and had its first New York screening, at the Film Forum in January of this year. Director Brigitte Berman will introduce her restored Oscar film and answer questions after.