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Low Down (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $52,337Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $45,732 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $45,732
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LOW DOWN, based on Amy-­‐Jo Albany's memoir of growing up in the care of her gifted, tormented and frequently absent musician father, the bebop jazz pianist Joe Albany, focuses on the years 1974 to 1976, when Amy had few resources other than the love of her aging grandmother and a ragtag bunch of Hollywood outcasts and eccentrics that were her friends. While Joe struggles to find gigs, maintain his heroin addiction, and stay out of jail, Amy grows up quickly in a single-­‐room occupancy hotel on the fringes of Hollywood. There she bears witness to heartbreak and tragedy as well as soaring beauty and joy—in the jazz music that shaped her, the city and its denizens that nourished her, and the loving bond with her father and grandmother that kept her alive.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 24th, 2014 (Limited) by Oscilloscope Pictures
Video Release: March 10th, 2015 by Oscilloscope Video
MPAA Rating: R for drug use, language and some sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2336, 8/20/2014)
Running Time: 114 minutes
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Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, Autobiographical, Biography, 1970s, Jazz, Musicians, Addiction, Narcotics, Poverty, Coming of Age
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Bona Fide, Epoch Films, Heretic Films, Tin House Books
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Joe Albany
   Amy Jo Albany

Supporting Cast

Lena Headey    Sheila Albany
Flea    Lester Hobbs
Caleb Landry-Jones    Cole
Peter Dinklage    Alain
Glenn Close    Gram
River Ross    LaPrez
Taryn Manning    Colleen
Billy Drago    Lew

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Production and Technical Credits

Amy-Jo Albany    Screenwriter
Topper Lilien    Screenwriter
Albert Berger    Producer
Ron Yerxa    Producer
Mindy Goldberg    Producer
Burton Ritchie    Executive Producer
Daniel-Konrad Cooper    Executive Producer
Win McCormack    Executive Producer
Amy-Jo Albany    Executive Producer
Flea    Executive Producer
Anthony Kiedis    Executive Producer
Chris Stinson    Line Producer
Christopher Blauvelt    Cinematographer
Elliott Hostetter    Production Designer
Michael Saia    Editor
Jennifer Johnson    Costume Designer
Ohad Talmor    Composer
Dondi Bastone    Music Supervisor
Justine Baddeley    Casting Director
Kim Davis    Casting Director
Topper Lilien    Co-Producer
Tim Daly    Co-Producer
Jeanne McCulloch    Associate Producer
Ben Galecki    Associate Producer
Lawrence Brownstein    Co-Executive Producer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/10/24 81 $7,000   1 $7,000   $7,000 1
2014/10/31 69 $10,500 +50% 2 $5,250   $17,066 2
2014/11/07 69 $8,000 -24% 7 $1,143   $28,190 3
2014/11/14 68 $5,568 -30% 8 $696   $36,964 4
2014/11/21 69 $4,058 -27% 6 $676   $44,510 5
2014/11/28 74 $1,926 -53% 4 $482   $49,034 6

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/10/24 86 $6,566   2 $3,283   $6,566 1
2014/10/31 69 $13,624 +107% 2 $6,812   $20,190 2
2014/11/14 68 $9,056   8 $1,132   $40,452 4
2014/11/21 67 $6,656 -27% 6 $1,109   $47,108 5
2014/11/28 73 $4,570 -31% 4 $1,143   $51,678 6
2014/12/05 93 $659 -86% 3 $220   $52,337 7

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