In Theatres & On VOD: QUINCY

Coming to Netflix today, Friday, September 21:

Rashida Jones and Alan Hicks

Toronto 2018

An intimate portrait of legendar music producer Quincy Jones.

Quincy Jones inarguably is one of the most influential forces behind popular music over the last six decades, influencing countless careers as a producer, composer, performer, and so much more, spanning the diverse worlds of jazz and pop to hip hop and film scores. This loving tribute – made by his daughter, actress Rashida Jones, and Alan Hicks, whose previous film, KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON, also focused on a notable musician – impressively covers the breadth of Jones’ accomplishments, while also showcasing the very much still-active octogenarian’s near-indefatigable energy in the present day, though it doesn’t shy away from showing his vulnerability to health concerns. If that weren’t enough, the ingratiating film also offers a poignant exploration of the long-lasting impact of his mother’s mental health issues on his upbringing, and touching demonstrations of his mentorship and deep impact on performers through the decades and into the present day.

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