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A look at the life of pianist Joe Albany from the perspective of his young daughter, as she watches him contend with his drug addiction during the 1960s and '70s jazz scene.

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A look at the life of pianist Joe Albany from the perspective of his young daughter, as she watches him contend with his drug addiction during the 1960s and '70s jazz scene.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Rated R for drug use, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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A Decadência de Joe Albany  »

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$10,500 (USA) (31 October 2014)

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$44,500 (USA) (21 November 2014)
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Whenever you see John Hawkes (Joe Albany) playing the piano on screen, it is actually his hands playing. No hand double was used for filming. Hawkes learned how to play piano for the film. See more »

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Joe Albany: Wasted dreams... wasted dreams...
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Features Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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You know a movie is really good .......
2 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

........ when you really feel bad watching it and leaves you wondering how people can live this sort of life.

'Low Down' is so well written and preformed you actually feel you are there with the story before you. This is a very sad and upsetting story of people at the bottom of their lives and how a young girl navigates herself through so much negative influence around her. The story only covers maybe two years of jazz pianist Joe Albany's daughter in her early teens and learning the most harsh facts about her parents. Glenn Close is grand as the grandmother who seems to be the only stabilizing factor in the daughters life.

There are other reviews here that speak far clearer about this movie! The movie is wonderfully made! Even Peter Dinklage has a short role! But please be ready to experience a very sad and dark story.


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