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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 $43,191 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $43,191
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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


   Joe Albany
   Amy Jo Albany
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

Production and Technical Credits

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

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October 24th, 2014

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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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