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Low Down (2014)

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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 1970s jazz scene.

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Jeff Preiss

Writers:

Amy Albany (as Amy-Jo Albany), Topper Lilien | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hawkes ... Joe Albany
Elle Fanning ... Amy-Jo Albany
Glenn Close ... Gram
Peter Dinklage ... Alain
Flea ... Hobbs
Lena Headey ... Sheila Albany
Caleb Landry Jones ... Cole
River Ross River Ross ... LaPrez
Taryn Manning ... Colleen
Billy Drago ... Lew
Tim Daly ... Dalton
Myles Cranford ... Desk Clerk
Burn Gorman ... Parole Officer Wiggenhern
Sandha Khin Sandha Khin ... Alain's Redhead
Eddie Rouse ... Group Leader
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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 1970s jazz scene.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Decadência de Joe Albany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,278, 26 October 2014

Gross USA:

$54,051

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,051
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Three of the actors would go on to work together again in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" (2017): John Hawkes, Caleb Landry Jones, and Peter Dinklage. See more »

Quotes

Gram: What are you gonna do? Knock me down?
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Connections

Features Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Maggot Brain
Performed by Funkadelic
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You know a movie is really good .......
2 February 2015 | by cekadahSee 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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