Producer Paula Dupre Pesmen and I talk on the video above about the creators behind Keep On Keepin’ On, a documentary about the remarkable mentoring relationship between the great jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, in his 80s and ailing, and his 23-year-old protege, the blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin. The documentary was shot over four years, and spotlights the time just before Kauflin is to perform in an elite piano competition.
The video comes from Deadline’s The Contenders event held earlier this month, which brought together notables from a range of Oscar-contending films to talk about their projects in front of a group of Academy voters. We’ll be rolling out short video highlights from all the panels over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for more.
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