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Lauren Dozier

"Low Down" delves deep in cinematic excellence

Director Jeff Preiss’ first biopic “Low Down,” a film based on the life of jazz pianist Joe Albany (played by John Hawkes), was featured in the Virginia Film Festival Friday, bringing together a promising cast and a compelling foundation deeply rooted in the rich jazz culture of the 1970s. Albany’s complex relationship with daughter Amy (Elle Fanning) and his struggles with drug abuse are relayed through the latter character’s perspective.

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