American Symphony (2023)
- R13 | 1h44 | Documentary, Music/Performing Arts
- In Theaters: Fri, Nov 24, 2023
The 2023 film American Symphony depicts a crucial period in 2022 for multi-instrumentalist Jon Batiste, who received widespread recognition and eleven Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year. During this peak of his career, Batiste embarks on writing American Symphony, an original work of art that boldly reinterprets the traditions of classical symphonic music. His compositions bring together a wide variety of musical styles for a Carnegie Hall performance. But as Suleika Jaouad, a best-selling author and Batiste's life partner, battles a difficult battle with her cancer, this incredible adventure takes an unexpected turn. Under the direction of Matthew Heineman, the Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated director of Cartel Land, The First Wave, and Retrograde, American Symphony offers a personal and poignant portrait of two exceptional artists at a pivotal moment. The movie provides a thorough examination of love, art, and the creative process.