This Telluride favorite returns. An intimate, soulful portrait of Oscar and Grammy-winning musician Jon Batiste and his year of pain and triumph.
2022 looked to be a magical year for Jon Batiste: an Oscar for his Soul soundtrack, 11 Grammy nominations and an upcoming Carnegie Hall concert. But then, he received crushing news: his partner, the writer Suleika Jaouad, had a relapse of her long-dormant leukemia. Matthew Heineman '05 (Cartel Land, Retrograde) kept his camera rolling as Batiste's painfully eventful year unfolded. Here is a startlingly intimate account, showing us how Batiste responded to his family's crisis with love, creativity and supernatural stamina. It's one of cinema's most soulful, honest portraits of an artist at work.
A conversation with Matthew Heineman follows the screening.
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