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About the obscure country-blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America. | Add synopsis »
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Howard Armstrong ... Himself
Ted Bogan ... Himself
Jay Lynch ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Terry Zwigoff 
Produced by
Frank Simeone .... producer
Terry Zwigoff .... producer
Original Music by
Howard Armstrong 
Cinematography by
John Knoop 
Christopher Li 
David Myers 
Film Editing by
Victoria Lewis 
Sound Department
Greg Bezat .... sound editor
Kirk Francis .... production sound mixer
Editorial Department
Devon Miller .... assistant editor
Nancy Paweski .... negative cutter

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quite a character, 3 December 2010
Author: Michael Neumann from United States

Introducing Howard Armstrong: musician, artist, poet, and inveterate liar. Add these traits together (with charisma to spare) and you have one of those rare, idiosyncratic characters the camera can't help but fall in love with, the perfect companion for a sixty-minute jaunt through the dingy urban music halls and lonesome childhood haunts of back roads America. In between spontaneous interludes of music Armstrong entertains the viewer with anecdotes, tall tales and priceless banter, and director Terry Zwigoff simply gives him all the space he needs to ham it up in front of the camera. The result is brisk, professional non-fiction movie-making, but too loosely organized to be considered a traditional biography.

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