2014 Lone Star Film Festival: Low Down
The Lone Star Film Festival will present the regional premiere of Low Down. Based on Amy-Jo Albonay's powerful memoir of growing up in the care of her gifted, tormented and frequently absent-minded musician father, the bebop jazz pianist Joe Albany, the film focuses on the years 1974-1976, when Amy (Elle Fanning) had few resources other than the love of her aging grandmother (Glenn Close) and a ragtag bunch of Hollywood outcasts and eccentrics that were her friends.
While Joe (John Hawkes) struggles to find gigs, maintain his heroin addiction and stay out of jail, Amy grows up quickly in a single-room occupancy hotel on the fringes of Hollywood. There she bears witness to heartbreak and tragedy as well as soaring beauty and joy - in the jazz music that shaped her, the city and its denizens that nourished her and the loving bond with her father and grandmother that kept her alive.