Ciné-Club: Sweet & Lowdown (In My Life)

"This is the story of the second greatest jazz guitarist of all times": the mercurial Ray Emmet (Sean Penn), a gypsy jazz prodigy who lives in the eternal shadow of his idol, Django Reinhardt. Woody Allen tried his hand at the mockumentary genre with this sweet little film, appearing himself as a jazz history expert imparting his thoughts on Emmet's life and career. 

It is put together so well you can believe that this human misfit with a terrible taste in tailoring, an insatiable thirst for liquor, an appalling way with women, yet with a guitar in his hand seemingly guided by angels, was a real person.

Sweet and Lowdown, Woody Allen, 1999 (95 minutes)