BIG EARS
American Symphony

American Symphony

Directed by Matthew Heineman, Produced by Lauren Domino

In 2022, musician Jon Batiste finds himself the most celebrated artist of the year with eleven Grammy nominations including Album of the Year. In the midst of that triumph, Jon embarks on his most ambitious challenge to date: composing an original symphony. This trajectory was upended when Batiste’s life partner — best-selling author Suleika Jaouad — learns that her long-dormant cancer has returned. American Symphony is an intimate portrait of two artists at a crossroads and a meditation on art, love, and the creative process.

Runtime: 104 minutes

Q&A to follow screening.

BIG EARS
Knoxville, TN · USA

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