Q&A with BIX Director Brigitte Berman
Friday, August 6 at 7:10
90th ANNIVERSARY OF DEATH OF BIX BEIDERBECKE
Moderated by jazz critic/historian Will Friedwald and Film Forum repertory director Bruce Goldstein
Brigitte Berman is an Academy Award®-winning Canadian producer, director, writer and editor who was born in Frankfurt, Germany. Her work in the film and television industry encompasses more than thirty-five years. She has produced and directed over two hundred documentaries, dramatic features and movies made for TV, both independently and at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In 1989 she left the CBC to strike out on her own. Her filmography includes the award-winning BIX: “ain’t none of them play like him yet”, the Academy Award®-winning ARTIE SHAW: Time Is All You’ve Got and The Circle Game. She is currently in pre-production on her next feature documentary.
Will Friedwald writes about jazz and nightlife for The Wall Street Journal, and is the author of ten books on music and popular culture, including the award-winning A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers, Sinatra: The Song is You, Stardust Melodies, Tony Bennett: The Good Life and Jazz Singing. He has written over 600 liner notes, has been Grammy-nominated ten times, and has appeared frequently in jazz documentaries. His latest book is Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole.