The Jazz Baroness

A descendant of the famous Jewish dynasty, Baroness Pannonica “Nica” Rothschild de Konigswarter abruptly leaves her family and creates a new one among celebrated jazz musicians in postwar New York. She goes on to become Thelonious Monk’s close friend and muse, a patron saint for the bebop world. Documentary filmmaker Hannah Rothschild delves into her great aunt’s biography, Monk’s troubled mental health, and the pair’s different backgrounds. Featuring illuminating interviews with Quincy Jones, Sonny Rollins, Clint Eastwood, The Duchess of Devonshire—and the voice of Helen Mirren as Nica.

Year:
2009
Length:
82 minutes
Country:

Shown at

  1. Berkshire Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  2. Canton Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  3. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  4. Sabes Foundation Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  5. Tucson International Jewish Film Festival - 2012
  6. Tucson International Jewish Film Festival - 2013

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