RONNIE's
Available on digital platforms
5/5

Flickering Myth

5/5

The Reviews Hub

4.5/5

Uncut Magazine

4/5

The Guardian

4/5

Radio Times

SYNOPSIS

In 1959, saxophonist Ronnie Scott opened the door to a small basement club in London’s Soho. As part of the burgeoning modern jazz movement, he and fellow saxophonist Pete King had dreamt of opening a club modelled on the swinging scene of New York’s 52nd Street. From its humble beginnings sixty years ago, Ronnie Scott’s would become the cornerstone of the UK jazz scene and one of the most famous jazz clubs in the world.

Ronnie Scott was beloved by many, from the great and famous who frequented his club, to the many hard up musicians who were often helped by his warmth and generous spirit. However, Ronnie was as complex and colourful as the music played on his stage. In private Ronnie battled with depression and when his untimely death occurred in 1996 it left the jazz community bereft of a respected and favourite leader. Funny and moving, Ronnie’s features performances by some of greatest musicians of the 20th Century.

SYNOPSIS

In 1959, saxophonist Ronnie Scott opened the door to a small basement club in London’s Soho. As part of the burgeoning modern jazz movement, he and fellow saxophonist Pete King had dreamt of opening a club modelled on the swinging scene of New York’s 52nd Street. From its humble beginnings sixty years ago, Ronnie Scott’s would become the cornerstone of the UK jazz scene and one of the most famous jazz clubs in the world. Ronnie Scott was beloved by many, from the great and famous who frequented his club, to the many hard up musicians who were often helped by his warmth and generous spirit. However, Ronnie was as complex and colourful as the music played on his stage. In private Ronnie battled with depression and when his untimely death occurred in 1996 it left the jazz community bereft of a respected and favourite leader. Funny and moving, Ronnie’s features performances by some of greatest musicians of the 20th Century including…

TITLE
Ronnie’s

 

DIRECTOR
Oliver Murray

 

PRODUCERS
Kirsty Bell

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Phil McKenzie

CAST & CONTRIBUTORS
Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Roland Kirk, Cleo Lane & John Dankworth, Buddy Rich, Sarah Vaughan, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Ella Fitzgerald,
Van Morrison & Chet Baker, Nina Simone.


RUNTIME
104 min

PRESS COVERAGE

REVIEWS

Flickering Myth
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"There is something hypnotic about this documentary which seeps through the pores, melts into the bloodstream and propels audiences back to a bygone era."
Times Radio
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“Such a joyous, visually stunning film - It’s a beautiful piece of work.”
Jason Solomons
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"An exemplary doc. The founding myths are lively and fascinating. But it’s the study of Ronnie himself, with his depressions and doubts, that provides the depth and soul."
Uncut Magazine
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“A subtle portrait of a complicated man, Murray has made an exemplary documentary worthy of its subject.”
Stephen Fry
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“An incredibly important film, It’s beautifully, sensitively and perfectly presented…”
The Reviews Hub
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“This journey back in time makes for an exhilarating and nostalgic ride.”
The Wire
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“It’s a ripping yarn, enlivened by fascinating footage."
The Guardian
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"This documentary about the beloved London music venue brings us sterling performers, atmospheric footage, and a sad heart"
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