Louie Bluie

Louie Bluie

By Terry Zwigoff

  • Genre: Music Documentaries
  • Release Date: 1985-01-01
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 0min
  • Director: Terry Zwigoff
  • Production Company: Superior
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 10 Ratings


Crumb director Terry Zwigoff’s first film is a true treat: a documentary about the obscure country-blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America. As beguiling a raconteur as he is a performer, Louie makes for a wildly entertaining movie subject, and Zwigoff honors him with an unsentimental but endlessly affectionate tribute. Full of infectious music and comedy, Louie Bluie is a humane evocation of the kind of pop-cultural marginalia that Zwigoff would continue to excavate in the coming years.