Poplife Productions Presents
in Association with Folding Chair Productions
“World Premiere” at Tribeca Festival on Sunday, June 12, 2022 (8pm)
Produced by Eliane Henri & Dana Guerin
Executive Produced by Janine Sherman Barrois & Erykah Badu
HARGROVE, a vérité style documentary chronicling the last year of GRAMMY Award-winning trumpet legend Roy Hargrove’s life, will debut at the Tribeca Festival on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 8PM at Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place (230 Vesey Street, NYC). Executive produced by Janine Sherman Barrois and Erykah Badu, HARGROVE offers unprecedented access to Roy like never before through intimate and insightful interviews along with stunning live performances. A Q&A, moderated by music and culture critic Nelson George featuring Black woman director Eliane Henri and musicians in the film, will immediately follow the June 12 screening.
Filmed in the jazz clubs of New York, Los Angeles and across Mediterranean Europe (Vienne, Perugia, Sète, Sorrento, and Marseille) on what would be his final tour, HARGROVE shines a bright spotlight on the genius of Roy Hargrove and his enormous contributions to the art of jazz. Key conversations expand beyond Roy’s personal story and enter the terrain of what it means to be an artist, particularly in America. HARGROVE dives into the significance of Black music in America while offering a glimpse into the politics of power and race in the music industry. Roy’s narrative reverberates within today’s Black Lives Matter movement with issues of ethics, exploitation, and empathy called into question.
Music icons Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Yasiin Bey, Questlove, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Marsalis, Robert Glasper, and others pay tribute to Hargrove’s legacy as an acclaimed composer in HARGROVE. First-time director Eliane Henri unveils an epic love letter to Black music with a rare up-close and personal look at an artist whose peers deem a musical prophet. Along with his renowned recording catalog, HARGROVE further documents Roy’s impact on Black music and his place in the history of jazz.
Runtime: 105 minutes