The Pleasures of Being Out of Step

'Pleasures' profiles legendary jazz critic and civil libertarian Nat Hentoff, whose pioneering career tracks the greatest cultural and political movements of the last 65 years. The film is about an idea as well as a man - the idea of free expression as the defining characteristic of the individual. Hentoff is a pioneering journalist who raised jazz as an art form and was present at the creation of 'alternative' journalism. 'Pleasures' wraps the themes of liberty and identity around a historical narrative that stretches from the Great Depression to the Patriot Act. With a mix of interviews, archival footage and music, it employs a complex non-linear structure to engage the audience in a life of independent ideas and the creation of an enduring voice.


Domestic (100%)
Summary Details
DistributorFirst Run
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1 theaters
Running Time1 hr 27 min
GenresBiography Documentary History Music
In Release230 days/32 weeks
Widest Release2 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
May 16-1891$1,846-1-$1,846$1,8461
Jun 27-29101$1,662-1-$1,662$6,6177
Jul 4-699$886-46.7%1-$886$10,0518
Jul 18-20106$182-1-$182$10,60710
Jul 25-27115$194+6.6%1-$194$10,98911
Aug 22-24103$284-1-$284$11,61515
Aug 29-31105$198-30.3%1-$198$11,81316
Aug 29-Sep 1
Labor Day wknd
Sep 5-7116$345+74.2%1-$345$12,48617