Matt’s review published on Letterboxd:
Imagine if Whiplash had a wise, old black man play J.K. Simmons role and you get an idea of this documentary.
The life of Clark Terry is extraordinary and his relationship with Justin feels alittle staged and forced sometimes, they share some moments of genuine beauty together. It is amazing to see Terry through his early 90's still teaching but progressively getting worse. Still, the movie is about the power of Jazz music and how it connects people and I wish the film just had a little more emotional truth instead of just giving us an inspirational true story but maybe thats the pessimist in me.