The Legend of 1900
(R / 125 Minutes) On the 1st of January in 1900, Danny, the mechanic of the transatlantic liner Virginian bound for America finds an abandoned baby on board and decides to keep him. Nicknamed Novecento (1900), the boy grows up on the ship hidden from everyone. His presence is revealed when Danny dies in an accident. The young '1900' manages to hide again despite threats from the captain. Discovering a passion for music, he teaches himself to play the piano without being able to read the notes, and he soon becomes a virtuoso whose reputation spreads beyond the confines of the ship. Even the famous jazz piano player, Jelly Roll Morton, gets on board for a challenge because he has heard rumors about the greatest piano player in the world living on a ship. The story is told by Max Tooney, Novocento's old trumpeter friend, who reminisces about the incredible pianist who never set foot on land.
Tim RothPruitt Taylor VinceClarence Williams IIIBill Nunn
Monday, February 02, 2015 at 1:30 PM
Civic Center Library - Auditorium
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