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
DateRankWeekly %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeek
May 16-2291$3,343-1-$3,343$3,3431
Jun 20-26114$1,612-1-$1,612$4,9556
Jun 27-Jul 3103$4,210+161.2%1-$4,210$9,1657
Jul 4-10109$1,260-70.1%1-$1,260$10,4258
Jul 18-24123$370-1-$370$10,79510
Jul 25-31123$536+44.9%2+1$268$11,33111
Aug 22-28118$284-1-$284$11,61515
Aug 29-Sep 4118$526+85.2%1-$526$12,14116
Sep 5-11128$594+12.9%1-$594$12,73517
Oct 10-16134$402-2-$201$13,13722