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3.8
42 Ratings

A Great Day in Harlem

Directed by Jean Bach
United States, 1994
Documentary, Music

Synopsis

In August 1958, the young photographer Art Kane made his first photo report and cover for Esquire. He managed to mobilize the big names of jazz artists in Harlem for a photo shoot. 57 jazzmen and jazzwomen are for ever in this historical picture. The film A Great Day in Harlem is about this event.

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A Great Day in Harlem Directed by Jean Bach

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1995 | Nominee: Best Documentary, Features

Chicago International Film Festival

1994 | Winner: Best Documentary (Gold Hugo)