Sundays at the Triple Nickel
Director: Jessica Colquhoun
United States, 2019, 11 min
WINNER: Spirit Award
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On Edgecombe Avenue in Sugar Hill, Harlem, Marjorie Eliot is making sure her apartment building’s iconic jazz legacy lives on. Marjorie and her son have been hosting jazz concerts in her apartment every Sunday for the past 26 years, a pursuit of overcoming grief through music. This film tells the story of the women behind the piano, and how Marjorie’s generous vision came to be and the life it has taken on since, as she leaves behind her own legacy.
About the director
Jess Colquhoun is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer who splits her time between London and Los Angeles. Her approach to her work reflects her passion for exploring people and subcultures as well as social and environmental change and impact. Her 2016 documentary Valley of a Thousand Hills garnered Best Family Film at the San Francisco Film Festival 2017 and The Black Mambas won Glamour Magazine x Girl Gaze #NewView Film Competition 2017. Her series of photographs entitled "Fired Up!" was recently exhibited at the historic Wiltern Theatre. Clients include Apple Music, FOX, Converse, Levi's, Vice and Pepsi.