Boogie Woogie is a piano-based form of the blues based largely on improvisation that rose to popularity in the 1930s. Boogie Stomp is a documentary exploring how the basic elements of this genre paved the way for other distinctly American musical styles such as jazz, swing and R&B. It focuses on (arguably) the two greatest living players — Bob Seeley and Bob Baldori (above) — with countless clips of studio performances, interviews, foot-stomping concerts and tour footage. Boogie Stomp is also one of 76 movies that will screen between Aug. 6 and Aug. 18 during the Chain NYC Film Festival in Long Island City. Attendees can expect everything from feature-length films to short documentaries made as far away as India and Australia and as nearby as, well, Long Island City. Plus, many of the filmmakers will attend the screenings of their works to meet and chat with the audiences.
Details: Chain NYC Film Festival, Chain Theatre, 21-28 45th Rd., LIC, Aug. 6-18, times vary.
Photo: Courtesy of Greg Cicchino