Here is the trailer for my documentary film, In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland, a film by Huey. The film is 1 hr 25 min, released 2011. Winner Best Documentary Garden State Film Festival. Selected as a "Must have jazz DVD of 2011" by DownBeat Magazine. Marian McPartland passed away August 20, 2013. For more info and to order a DVD visit filmsbyhuey.com/films/in-good-time/
Susan Stamberg, NPR story, npr.org/2012/08/18/158421073/marian-mcpartlands-storied-life-told-in-good-time . Also npr.org/blogs/therecord/2013/08/21/161653933/marian-mcpartland-piano-jazz-host-has-died
Shown across the USA at film festivals, jazz festivals, and art cinemas.
In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland documents the life and career of jazz legend Marian McPartland as a musician, composer, and host of National Public Radio’s Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz. A native of England, McPartland arrived in America in 1948 with her husband Jimmy McPartland and established herself as a leading musician in the male dominated jazz world. Now 94, McPartland tells her own story through interviews filmed over 4 years. The film features McPartland’s own musical compositions and piano improvisations. She is seen performing and regaling audiences with her wit and stories in clubs, concerts, and Piano Jazz recording sessions with Dr. Billy Taylor, Elvis Costello, Dave Brubeck, Diana Krall, Bill Frisell, Nnenna Freelon, Renee Rosnes, Dick Hyman, and others.
Festivals and Awards
Manny Berlingo Award, Best Feature Documentary, Garden State Film Festival
World Premiere, Maine International Film Festival, July, 2011
Selected second place, Audience Favorite Film Award, MIFF
On Screen/In Person Tour, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation
Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Festival, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
Reel Music Festival 29, Northwest Film Center, Portland, OR
Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Sedona International Film Festival, Sedona, AZ
Green Mountain Film Festival, Montpelier, VT
Prescott Film Festival, Prescott, AZ
Rochester Jazz Festival, Rochester, NY
Savannah Jazz Festival, Savannah, GA
Earshot Jazz Festival, Seattle, WA
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