Watch: Elle Fanning Explores 1970s Jazz Scene With Joe Albany in ‘Low Down’ Trailer

September 19, 2014 | Posted By In Videos | 3243 Views

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Elle Fanning plays a girl who remains supportive of her father in spite of a chaotic upbringing, as seen in the first trailer for Jeff Preiss‘ 1970s-set “Low Down.”

Based on the 2003 memoir by Amy-Jo Albany (who also co-wrote the script alongside Topper Lilien), “Low Down” depicts the story of legendary jazz pianist Joe Albany (Hawkes) from the perspective of the troubled adolescent life of his aforementioned teenage daughter (Fanning), who had to grow up in a household with a heroin-addicted father and alcoholic mother (Lena Headey).

The film originally debuted at the Sundance Film Festival back in January. It has since, however, been re-cut based on the response from the initial screenings. “I think there must be over a thousand changes,” said Priess in an interview with THR. “The result is the languid moments become more powerful in their atmosphere by virtue of being surrounded by scenes that are paced sharper.”

Among the thee major key changes made by Priess and editor Michael Saia was the film’s ending, which was re-edited in order for the audience to be “bonded with Amy’s psyche in a specific, overt way, which had always been the goal of the film.”

“Low Down,” which also stars Glenn CLose, Caleb Landry Jones and Peter Dinklage, opens on October 24 in New York and October 31 in Los Angeles. Watch the film’s first trailer (courtesy of Yahoo! Movies) below .


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Alfonso Espina is a Toronto-based freelance writer and graduate of the Journalism program at Ryerson University. He has written for The Huffington Post, Tribute Magazine, Next Projection, Pop Wrapped, MuchMusic, Flicks And The City, and Screen Invasion.