'Keep On Keepin' On' Set to be Released on Netflix
The film about music mentorship will be available on the streaming service on April 17.
Keep On Keepin' On is coming to Netflix on April 17, the streaming service told The Hollywood Reporter exclusively.
The documentary film centers around legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry and his mentorship of young blind pianist Justin Kauflin. Alan Hicks directed the film, winning Best New Documentary Director at Tribeca Film Festival. Quincy Jones and Paula DuPre Pesmen (The Cove) produced it.
The movie received a lot of buzz and critical acclaim. THR reviewer David Rooney said of the documentary:
"Bridging the 66-year age difference between them with their love of music, the two men boost each other's spirits through seemingly insurmountable struggles, in ways that are truly moving to witness. Hicks and his co-writer and editor Davis Coombe chronicle a four-year period in this remarkable bond, bringing warmth, generosity and immediacy to the film that reflect the personal qualities of its two principal subjects. And while there's never a preachy note, the sheer resilience and optimism of both CT and Justin in the face of every hard knock make for a powerful lesson."