Shoot the Piano Player is a jazz-infused musical adaptation of David Goodis’s novel Down There – the inspiration for Francois Truffaut’s famous French New Wave film. In this version set in the 1950s, Eddie is a washed up classical pianist playing the piano at a Southside bar in Philadelphia. When his estranged brother gets in trouble, Eddie, against his will, is dragged into his brother’s seedy world and is forced to flee for his life. Shoot the Piano Player is a moving portrait of a man facing the demons of his past, the loss of loved ones, race and struggling for survival in a world gone mad.
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