The Jazz Funeral World Premiere At Dances With Films Festival

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An estranged father and son reunite in the intoxicating city of New Orleans for a friend's funeral where they bury the scars of the past and heal the wounds of the present in order to let go and move on. The Jazz Funeral is based on a true story, directed by Jesse Rosen.  


Billy is struggling to save the on-again, off-again relationship with his live-in girlfriend, Emily when he gets a call from his father, another on-again, off-again relationship.  Often controlling and always overbearing, his father has bought a ticket for Billy to join him in New Orleans for the funeral of a close family friend.  But the struggling musician can't:  He has to stay in town for a possible meeting with a London-based producer which could be his big break.  His father insists he join him in the city that holds so much family history. 

Grudgingly he boards a plane and heads to the Big Easy.  Once there, Billy and his father open up to each other slowly and reluctantly share their women problems.  Both men are in bad relationships and can't let go.  Eventually, they get to the center of their own rocky past and things heat up. 

When Billy misses his only chance to meet with the producer because he in New Orleans, he blames his father for this, and everything else that has gone wrong with his life leading up to it.  They both struggle to find common ground and ultimately gain their footing, realizing that, despite their differences, they have more in common than either would like to admit. 

Through it all, the two find a way to bury the past, work through the present, and forge ahead into an unpredictable yet promising future, side by side.

The Jazz Funeral is directed by Jesse Rosen and stars BOBBY CAMPO as "Billy," JAMES MORRISON as "Nick" his father, and MAIARA WALSH as "Emily" his girlfriend, along with DEE WALLACE, RENE LE VANT and featuring New Orleans very own, REBRITH BRASS BAND. 

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World Premiere Screening Information: Sunday, June 1st @ 7:15PM, TCL 6 Chinese Theatres, Hollywood & Highland


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