This fall, we have a lot of films to look forward to. It seems like our list just keeps growing and growing. We now have another film to add to our list because we just watched the trailer for Tyler Perry’s film A Jazzman’s Blues.
A Jazzman’s Blues is a “coming-of-age period drama set in the 1940s deep South and follows Bayou and Leanne, played by Joshua Boone and Solea Pfeiffer. Audiences will be immersed in the two star-crossed lovers’ forbidden relationship, which serves as the foundation for the movie’s many secrets and betrayals spanning four decades.”
Perry has multiple films under his belt, but this one looks like it’s going to be unlike anything we’ve seen from him before. The film, which debuts this September at the Toronto International Film Festival, is a passion project of Perry’s. He’s had it in the works for 27 years. The screenplay, one of Perry’s first, was written in 1995 while Perry was homeless. It’s amazing to see how far the director has come and that he now gets the chance to bring this project that means so much to him to life onscreen.
There are a lot of people who tend to underestimate Perry and his filmmaking skills. As a fan of his work, I am looking forward to watching this one. And I really do think that people shouldn’t pass judgment without even seeing it. My hope is that people will see him as more than just “that guy who plays Madea sometimes.” This film looks beautiful and it feels like we should all be prepared for heartbreak because this is a love story that is going to destroy us.