Louis Armstrong's lost child will hold Q&A after St. Pete screening of ‘Little Satchmo’ documentary this weekend

Sharon Preston-Folta will talk to film co-producer Lea Umberger at Green Light.

click to enlarge Sharon Preston-Folta, at home in Florida. - IMAGE COURTESY LITTLE SATCHMO DOCUMENTARY LLC, COPYRIGHT 2021
Image Courtesy Little Satchmo Documentary LLC, Copyright 2021
Sharon Preston-Folta, at home in Florida.
Et Cultura co-founder Lea Umberger recently produced a film along with Sharon Preston-Folta—the only (and secret) child of jazz pioneer Louis Armstrong who more or less hid his kid from the world (sup, Drake?).

A press release for “Little Satchmo” says that the film “seeks to correct a historical narrative that has foundered in caricature for too long while exploring the impact of a father and child relationship at the heart of self identity and understanding legacy,” and Preston-Folta herself will participate in a Q&A with Umberger after the film screens at this local indie movie house.

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