Artie Shaw: Time Is All You’ve Got , with director/producer Brigitte Berman (SONIC WAVE Weekly: Close Up, via Skype)

Review CLOSE UP Tickets - The Orpheum

Orpheum · Saugerties

A SONIC WAVE Weekly and CLOSE UP screening.

Monday, April 22 – post-screening conversation w/ dir./prod. Brigitte Berman 

Brigitte Berman’s Oscar-winning documentary about the charismatic clarinetist and bandleader, Artie Shaw is an intoxicating deep dive. A self-proclaimed “very difficult man,” Artie wanted to be a writer, was married eight times, and often tried to circumnavigate the more mainstream natures of his profession.  (dir. Brigitte Berman, Canada, 1985, 114m)

“An all-star roster of interviewees, including the luminaries Mel Tormé and Buddy Rich, contributes to an unfailingly entertaining saga.” –New York Times

Brigitte Berman is a Canadian documentary filmmaker. Her first film, Bix: Ain’t None of Them Play Like Him Yet, was a profile of jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke and was released in 1982. Artie Shaw: Time Is All You’ve Got was a Genie Award nominee for Best Feature Length Documentary at the 7th Genie Awards in 1986, and a co-winner with Down and Out in America of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature Film at the 59th Academy Awards in 1987. She made a number of independent feature films before returning to her roots as a documentarian, with films like Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel and The River of My Dreams in the 2000s.