APRIL 16, 7:00 PM, MARKETPLACE CINEMAS
AVAILABLE VIRTUALLY APRIL 14-27
Ellis is the first feature-length documentary about Ellis Marsalis, Jr. and the Marsalis Music Family, often called the First Family of Jazz. The film chronicles the life of this exceptional New Orleans composer, performer, and educator, the profound influence that the city had on him—and that he had on the jazz that came out of New Orleans. It is also a story of how one man transcended racial injustices he faced from his birth during segregation throughout his life.