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Bolden (2019)

R | | Drama | 3 May 2019 (USA)
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A mythical account of the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans.

Director:

Dan Pritzker

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Dan Pritzker (screenplay), Dan Pritzker (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Carr ... Buddy Bolden
Erik LaRay Harvey ... Bartley
Ian McShane ... Judge Perry
Michael Rooker ... Pat McMurphy
Yaya DaCosta ... Nora Bolden
Reno Wilson ... Louis Armstrong
Robert Ri'chard ... George Baquet
Karimah Westbrook ... Alice Bolden
JoNell Kennedy ... Ida Bass
Kearia Schroeder ... Grace
Serena Reeder ... Mavis
Krystal Farris ... Belladonna
Christina Marie Karis ... Bernadette
Terri Abney ... Judith
Breon Pugh ... Willie Warner
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A mythical account of the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans.

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Where the Music Began

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and graphic nudity, brutal violence, language and drug use
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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King Bolden See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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"Louisana State Asylum 1931" at the beginning of the movie is is spelled wrong. See more »

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Buddy Bolden: I play the church music better.
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"Bolden" is a different approach to the drama biopic.
13 May 2019 | by SnobReviewsSee all my reviews

"Bolden" will transcend you into a hallucinogenic state and is an interesting approach to the conventional biopic.

In this drama based on a true story, although much of his life remains a mystery, Buddy Bolden becomes the first cornet king of New Orleans.

Overall, "Bolden" isn't for everyone. The film features solid performances from its cast, an excellent score by Wynton Marsalis, but the story can become confusing to viewers. I understand that much of Bolden's life is almost of myth, which is why writer/director Dan Pritzker took the approach he did. A vision of a life that will be underrated, but if you enjoy jazz music and a fresh take on the biopic drama, check out "Bolden".

Go see it or wait to see it at home.


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