Life After Django Reinhardt

Director: Olivier Kowalski
Year Released: 2011
Rating: 1.5

Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of one of, if not the greatest jazz guitarist of all time is rife with wonderful guitar music (and impressive technique) and skimpy on everything else. Running a scant 50 minutes, there's so much more that could have been done with this - Django's life was more intricate and remarkable than what is alluded to in here. Some of the interviewees' comments about how they got started playing guitar (and why Django was so influential) are certainly nice, but would it have been too much to ask to actually include shots of Django himself playing (since this is, after all, about his life and times)?